‘Physics for Future Presidents’

I admit it, I failed the “Presidential Physics Quiz.” Too bad, since I obviously need the contest’s prize, a copy of Physics for Future Presidents by Richard Muller.

The quiz, featured on the NYT science blog, TierneyLab, was created by Dr. Muller, author of the book and teacher of a popular course with the same title at the U. of Cal., Berkley. The book is described in the blog as,

a marvelously readable and level-headed explanation of basic science principles and how they relate to issues like terrorism, energy policy, global warming, nuclear weapons and the space program.

There’s a wide range of ordering for this book; some have it on order in relatively large quantities (one large midwest library has 26 copies on order), others in small quantities, with holds, while a few others haven’t ordered it.

Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines  

Richard A. Muller


  • Hardcover: $26.95
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton (August 4, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0393066274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393066272

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