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Harnessing Science to Change the World

Bill Nye; Edited by Corey S. Powell

St. Martin's Griffin

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ISBN10: 1250109442
ISBN13: 9781250109446

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368 Pages



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Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future.

In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist's thirst for knowledge and an engineer's vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today's environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done reading, you'll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are, you'll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.

In Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, the New York Times bestselling author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and former host of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" issues a new challenge to today's generation: to make a cleaner, more efficient, and happier world.


Praise for Unstoppable

"Nye delves into the science, math, and engineering behind global warming, the technologies that are causing it and the technologies that can save us . . . It’s a textbook that we might even wish we had back when we were learning this stuff in school . . . He’s at his prime when talking about politics, policy, about why we need to act and why we haven’t yet. In his first four chapters, where those topics are his focus, he’s superb. It’s where he dismantles the idea that we don’t need to care about climate change. It’s where he annihilates the doubt climate change deniers have seeded in the minds of many. It’s where he destroys the idea that it’s too costly to fight climate change by showing how much it’ll cost if we don’t. It’s where he calls everyone to action to save Earth, to save it as if it were our home, and it was on fire."—Kate Vander Wiede, The Christian Science Monitor

"[Nye] mixes science and his trademark humor to rally a new 'Greatest Generation'—ours—to solve a global climate change crisis that he believes is more threatening to our survival than World War Two."—Simon Worrall, National Geographic

"Nye explains the basics of climate science without making Unstoppable feel like a textbook. It’s more of a call to arms—an enlisting of the Next Great Generation before we’re all drafted into a mismanaged fight."—Jennifer Kay, The Washington Times

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If you like to worry about things—and most people do—you are living at a great time. Climate change is coming, and it is coming right at you. Regardless of where you are...

About the author

Bill Nye; Edited by Corey S. Powell

BILL NYE holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and worked as an engineer at Boeing before creating and hosting his Emmy award-winning PBS/Discovery Channel show. He holds six Honorary Doctorate degrees.

COREY S. POWELL is the former editor in chief of American Scientist and Discover, where he is currently editor at large. He is also a visiting scholar at NYU's SHERP science journalism program, as well as a freelance writer forPopular Science, Smithsonian, and Nautilus.

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