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The Resource The boy who played with fusion : extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star, by Tom Clynes

The boy who played with fusion : extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star, by Tom Clynes

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The boy who played with fusion : extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star
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The boy who played with fusion
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extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star
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by Tom Clynes
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eng
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By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson's story teach parents and teachers about how to support high-achieving kids? In The Boy Who Played with Fusion, science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor's extraordinary journey -- from his Arkansas home where his parents fully supported his intellectual passions; to a unique Reno, Nevada, public high school just for academic superstars; to the present, when now nineteen-year-old Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the country. Along the way, Clynes reveals how our education system shortchanges gifted students -- and what we can do to fix it
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Clynes, Tom
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biography
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Read by P.J. Ochlan
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Ochlan, P. J.
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  • Wilson, Taylor
  • Gifted boys
  • Fusion reactors
  • Nuclear fusion
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adult
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The boy who played with fusion : extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star, by Tom Clynes
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Blackstone Audio: ZMbmpa
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audio disc
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spoken word
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p225763992
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12 cm.
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Unabridged.
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1 MP3 CD (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.)
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9781504640107
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audio
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digital
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ZMbmpa
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  • (Sirsi) p225763992
  • (Sirsi) p225763992
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Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Label
The boy who played with fusion : extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star, by Tom Clynes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Blackstone Audio: ZMbmpa
Carrier category
audio disc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225763992
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 12 hr., 30 min.)
Isbn
9781504640107
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbmpa
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225763992
  • (Sirsi) p225763992
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer

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