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New York, N.Y. St. Martin's Press, July 2010. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. 254 pages. Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads: Tom--To a real energy leader. Thanks for all you do to help us power America. Hope you enjoy the Read. Spencer Abraham. Includes Acknowledgments, Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography, and Index. Chapters include Energy Myths and Facts; Threats to Our Energy and Environmental Security; Why We Have Failed to Address Our Energy Security Threats; and The Road Ahead. Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952) is an American attorney, author and politician who was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001 and the tenth United States Secretary of Energy, serving under President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2005. Abraham, a Republican, is one of the founders of the Federalist Society and a co-founder of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. To date, Abraham is the last Republican to serve as a U.S. Senator from Michigan. Abraham was elected to represent Michigan in the United States Senate in 1994, and he served until 2001 when he was defeated for reelection to the Senate in 2000 for a second term by Debbie Stabenow. According to the New York Times, State Republicans attributed his loss to "scathing advertisements by a wide range of special interest groups, including advertisements that criticized Mr. Abraham's support for a relaxation of some immigration restrictions". In 1996, when President Clinton endorsed Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's proposed cuts to legal immigration Senator Abraham played a leading role in blocking the proposed cuts.
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2010. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 400 pages. Illustrations. Timeline of NRDC and the Modern Environmental Movement. Index. Inscriptions signed by both authors on half-title page. Foreword by Robert Redford. DJ has slight wear and soiling. John H. Adams was a Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Natural Resources Defense Council is considered a Big Green environmental group, one of the largest and most prominent in the world. NRDC describes itself "the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities, and Charity Navigator has given NRDC four stars (out of a possible four)." It was founded by Michael A. McIntosh, Sr. As one of the largest environmental groups, NRDC has often been singled out for criticism by industry funded groups such as the Center for Consumer Freedom. John H. Adams was the Founding Director and former President.
Tulsa, OK: Toby Armellini, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 112 pages. Bibliography. Table. Index. Front cover creased and cover slightly soiled. Sticker residue on back cover. Minor page soiling. The author graduated from the University of Arkansas with a civil engineering degree. He worked in Tulsa for natural gas processing companies including Cities Service and Crest Engineering before forming his own company, Armellini Engineering, Inc. During the course of his career, his jobs took him all over the world, including Nigeria, Brazil, and Singapore. He designed and built natural gas processing plants in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. He wrote and published a book, What You Need to Know About Radiation.
New York: Basic Books, c1972. Book Club Edition. Second Printing. 24 cm, 945, illus., bibliography, index, DJ worn, torn, soiled, and chipped, boards weak First published in 1960 under the title: The intelligent man's guide to science, and in 1965 under the title: The new intelligent man's guide to science. Covers earth's atmosphere and space, the nature of matter and theatom, the biological heritage, and the brain and human behavior.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xi, , 340 pages. List of Abbreviations. Footnotes. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Chain Reaction seeks to explain how and why America came to depend so heavily on its experts after World War II, how those experts translated that authority into political clout, and why that authority and political discretion declined in the 1970s. Brian Balogh's pathbreaking research into the internal memoranda of the Atomic Energy Commission substantiates his arguments in impressive historical detail.
Boulder, CO: The Golem Press, 1977. Third Printing [stated]. rade paperback. 190,  pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Contents are: The nuclear monologue, Some basics, Major accidents, Waste disposal, Routine emissions, Environmental impact, Terrorism and sabotage, Reliability, economy, conservation, Why?, Notes, and Index. Petr Beckmann (November 13, 1924 – August 3, 1993) was a professor of electrical engineering who became a well-known advocate of nuclear power. In 1939, his family fled Czechoslovakia to escape the Nazis. From 1942 to 1945, he served in a Czech squadron of the Royal Air Force. He worked as a radar mechanic on the newly invented radar systems. He received a B.Sc. in 1949, a Ph.D. in 1955, and a D.Sc. in 1962, all from Prague's Czech Academy of Sciences in electrical engineering. He defected to the United States in 1963 and became a Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado. Beckmann wrote several electrical engineering textbooks and non-technical works. By 1968 he had founded Golem Press, which published most of his books, including The Health Hazards of Not Going Nuclear (1976), which argued in favor of nuclear power during the height of the anti-nuclear movement by contrasting the cost, in human terms, with the equivalent costs of the alternatives available. Beckmann also wrote A History of , documenting the history of the calculation of . In 1981, he took early retirement with Emeritus status, in order to devote himself fully to what he saw as the defense of science, technology and free enterprise. He wrote some 60 scientific papers and eight technical books.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985. Second Edition. Hardcover. x, , 545,  pages. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This is one of the Fundamentals of Naval Science series. Includes Acknowledgments, Foreword, Appendix: Temperature and Pressure; Glossary; Additional Reference Books, and Index. Chapters include Fundamentals; Steam Propulsion; Reciprocating Internal Combustion; Gas Turbine Propulsion; Marine Propulsion Plants; Service Systems; Ship Layout and Construction; Ship Stability and Damage Control; and Miscellaneous. Also includes Appendix, Glossary, Additional Reference Books, and Index. Errata 1 (an Introduction to Naval Engineering, 2nd Ed.), has a worn top edge and is laid in.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 289,  pages. Index. Preface by Senator Harrison H. Schmitt. Signed by author on title page. Ink notation inside front cover. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Benjamin William "Ben" Bova (born November 8, 1932) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction, he is six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog Magazine, a former editorial director of Omni; he was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova worked as a technical writer for Project Vanguard in the 1950s and later for the Avco Everett Research Laboratory in the 1960s. when they conducted research in lasers and fluid dynamics. In 1972, Bova became editor of Analog Science Fact & Fiction, after John W. Campbell's death in 1971. At Analog, Bova won six Hugo Awards for Best Professional Editor. After leaving Analog in 1978, Bova went on to edit Omni, from 1978 to 1982. Bova holds the position of President Emeritus of the National Space Society.