The Boy Who Played with Fusion

The Boy Who Played with Fusion

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ISBN
9780571298143
Published
07/07/2016
9780571298143
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

By the age of nine, Taylor had mastered the science of rocket propulsion.

At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis inspired him to seek new ways to produce medical isotopes.

And by fourteen, Taylor had built a reactor which produces temperatures hotter than the sun, becoming the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion.

How did Taylor manage all this? And how did his parents find the courage to give their son the support and freedom he needed to succeed? Here is an astonishing story of audacity, perseverance and passion -- and a boy whose world seems to have no limits.

By the age of nine, Taylor had mastered the science of rocket propulsion.At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis inspired him to seek new ways to produce medical isotopes.And by fourteen, Taylor had built a reactor which produces temperatures hotter than the sun, becoming the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion.How did Taylor manage all this? And how did his parents find the courage to give their son the support and freedom he needed to succeed? Here is an astonishing story of audacity, perseverance and passion -- and a boy whose world seems to have no limits.
“Here is the amazing story of an unbelievable boy - somebody who seems more like a figure out of fiction (science fiction, to be specific) than reality. But the story is true, the boy is true, and the science is true. And the world that opens up to us through his story is both fascinating and slightly terrifying ... but in a good way. You won't be able to walk away from this tale.”
- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Imagine if cartoon whiz-kid Jimmy Neutron were real and had a brainchild with MacGyver and his adolescence got told as a rollicking bildungsroman about American prodigies and DIY nuclear reactors - well, that's this book.”
- Jack Hitt

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