Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World by Bill NyeUnstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World by Bill Nye

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World

byBill Nye

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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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.

"Unstoppable is what you get when you melt down Bill Nye the Science Guy and turn him into a book. Containing rich scientific insights on ourselves, our society, and our world, the book is a must-read for anybody who needs to be scientifically literate in the 21st century. And that's of course, everybody." -Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., Astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History

"As only Bill Nye can, he uses the book to explain the science behind climate change, debunks popular myths, and asks readers to take action in their own lives to create a sustainable future. The book is shot through with optimism, but Nye has no illusions about what lies ahead. The message is simple: Climate change is real; humans are causing it; and we have no choice but to build a better and cleaner world." -Salon

Praise for UNDENIABLE:

"Bill Nye, 'the Science Guy,' has become a veritable cultural icon....[T]he title of his new book on evolution...[is] 'Undeniable,' because, yes, there are many Americans who still deny what Darwin and other scientists long ago proved." -Frank Bruni, The New York Times

"With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences....In his new book, Nye delights in how [evolution] helps to unlock the mysteries of everything from bumblebees to human origins to our place in the universe." -National Geographic

"When it comes to Bill Nye, 'Science Guy' doesn't even begin to cover it. When he's not being summoned to act as a voice of reason for news outlets or leading meetings as CEO of the Planetary Society, he is living the life of a best-selling author....His recently published book, 'Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,' enlightens readers while using a conversational, educational tone. After all, it's his ability to break down even the most complicated topics into bite-size pieces that made him such a hit on his '90s children's show 'Bill Nye, the Science Guy.'" -The Boston Globe

"Mr. Nye writes briskly and accessibly...[and] makes an eloquent case for evolution."-The Wall Street Journal

"Because [Bill Nye is] a scientist, he has no doubts that the 'deniers' of evolution are flat wrong. And because he's a performer, his book is fun to read and easy to absorb." -The Washington Post

"Ignite your inner scientist when Nye, known for delivering geeky intel with clarity and charm, takes on one of society's most hotly debated topics (yes, still)." -Time Out New York

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 ...
Title:Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The WorldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.28 × 5.57 × 1.01 inShipping dimensions:8.28 × 5.57 × 1.01 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250109442

ISBN - 13:9781250109446


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Such a great read! Bill Nye really took climate change to the next level! It was full of science but written in a very light and humorous way! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I bought 2 copies of this book, one for myself and one for my dad (mechanical & electrical engineer). Some of it was a bit hard for me to follow, but he gobbled it up! I still recommend it for those without the engineering background, as I still enjoyed the positive spin on what our future looks like.
Date published: 2017-01-31

Table of Contents

1 We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands
2 Call to Greatness
3 A Hot House of Disbelief
4 Putting a Price on Inaction
5 Inputs and Feedbacks
6 Thermodynamics and You
7 Fighting Global Warming with... Bubbles?
8 Talkin' 'Bout Our Electrical Energy Generation
9 Stop the Burn - Don't Frack That Gas
10 Nuclear Energy, Too Cheap to Meter... again
11 Nuclear Reactor (No, Make it Two)
12 Power of the Sun
13 Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?
14 Down to the Wire
15 Let's Transform the Grid
16 Dude, Where's My Battery Pack?
17 Quest for Storage
18 Bottling Sunshine with Moonshine?
19 NASCAR - A Catalyst for Change
20 Got to Get Moving on Moving
21 Moving Our Masses
22 Rise of the Taxipod, Robotruck, & Bioplane
23 The Water-Energy Connection
24 Time to Get the Salt Out
25 Feeding the World
26 Bringing it all back home to Bill's House
27 ¿Quién es más verde? - Or, Keeping Up with the Begleys
28 Bill and Ed in a Fight for the Sun
29 Bill and Ed Get into Hot Water
30 The Tap is Off and the Garden is Green
31 The Case for Space
32 Building a Better Rocket Equation
33 Do Humans Have a Destiny in Space?
34 Setting a Fair Price for a Planet
35 The Unstoppable Species
36 Another Energy Year Gone