Nuclear Fusion (Paperback)

The Race to Build a Mini-Sun on Earth

Sharon Ann Holgate

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'What is nuclear fusion? In clear and accessible language, this book explains the basics and the hope for the future. A valuable addition to the Hot Science series.' – JOHN GRIBBIN

Could the Sun hold the key to a future of clean energy?

Since the 1950s, scientists have attempted to harness nuclear fusion – the process that creates the Sun's energy – to generate near-limitless amounts of electricity.

But the fact that we still have no fusion power plants is testament to the complexities of the challenge. Now, the deepening climate crisis means that researchers around the world are in a race to create a mini-Sun here on Earth. The glittering prize is an energy source that emits no greenhouse gases and could solve energy equity and supply issues at a stroke.

Sharon Ann Holgate, a former Young Professional Physicist of the Year, tells the compelling story of the ongoing scientific quest for a revolutionary new era of green energy production.



Sharon Ann Holgate is a freelance science writer and broadcaster. She has written for Science and New Scientist and was co-author of The Way Science Works, shortlisted for the 2003 Junior Prize in the Aventis Prizes for Science Books.


If we are to prevent a climate catastrophe and provide a "civilised" standard of living for the population of our planet, renewable energy will not be sufficient to replace fossil fuels. The contribution of clean, safe nuclear fusion power is essential. But what is nuclear fusion? In clear and accessible language, this book explains the basics and the hope for the future. A valuable addition to the Hot Science series.John Gribbin

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ISBN: 9781785789229

Price: 9.99 GBP

Pages: 176

Publication date: 01/09/2022

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