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Too Hot to Handle:
The Race for Cold Fusion
Frank Close

Paperback | 2014 | $69.00 | £57.95 | ISBN: 9780691606200
Hardcover | 2016 | $172.50 | £145.95 | ISBN: 9780691635019
388 pp. | 6 x 9
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Frank Close, a leading physicist and talented popular science writer, reveals the true story of the cold fusion controversy--a story ignored until now in spite of the glare of publicity surrounding Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. On March 23, 1989, these two Utah scientists held an astonishing press conference, maintaining that they had succeeded, working in secret, in harnessing atomic fusion. What was the basis for their claims to have achieved cold fusion in a test tube in a basement laboratory, while other scientists--using magnets as big as houses and temperatures hotter than those in the center of the sun--were failing to produce as much power as they were using? Why did Fleischmann and Pons proclaim their "discovery" at a news conference, when first announcements of scientific results are almost always made within the scientific community? Why did the full-blown media event inspired by their initial report cause governments to reorient their research programs in hopes of cornering the "new technology"? And why did some scientists recklessly abandon their traditional painstaking methods in haste to be first to prove or discredit the experiment? Acquainted at first hand with investigations of cold fusion on two continents, Close is uniquely qualified to probe the motivations behind Fleischmann's and Pons's startling assertions and to explore the intellectual and political turmoil that surrounded the cold fusion debate.

Originally published in 1991.

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"Frank Close has shown [care and industry] in recording, at first hand wherever possible, the whole story from the beginning. We possess too few detailed case-histories of science, and this is a very welcome addition. His best passages ... have a racy vigour; as in good thrillers, one can hardly wait to see what they will get up to next, and as in good thrillers, what they get up to is frequently worse than expected.... The book should be read as an exemplary tale by all who are concerned about the conflicting demands of scientific integrity, personal ambition and public interest."--Nature

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