A true, multi-faceted story dealing with the development of a power source that could free the world of its dependence on oil.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/11/2009 -- The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery (ISBN 978-0-615-23375-8, Astral Publishing, 2008) by Philip H. Talbert has been nominated for the Florida Publishers Association’s 2009 Presidents Award. The book is a true, multi-faceted story dealing with the development of a power source that could free the world of its dependence on oil that is particularly timely as oil prices again are on the rise. Talbert was the CEO of the company that discovered this power source that would free our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels and recounts his harrowing experience and the opposition he encountered from powerful interests who succeeded in blocking this discovery from being made available to the public. The Florida Publishers Association’s President’s Awards are given out annually with one Gold winner and two Silver award winners. It is one of the most prestigious awards given out in the publishing industry. Winners will be announced on September 26, 2009.
“I am very honored that The Half-Life of A Nuclear Battery was nominated for the Florida Publishers Association’s 2009 Presidents Award,” said Philip H. Talbert, author of The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery. “This story is one that needs to be told. As unbelievable as it may seen, as we try to grapple with solutions to our energy dependence, it is a true story of power greed politics blocking a proven solution for our nation’s energy problems.”
The story is also part conspiracy as it recounts how powerful interests went about suppressing the discovery of this alternative power source. The book also tells the story of the struggle of a company beset by powerful interest groups. The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery is all of this and a message of hope that the discovery of this alternative power source to fossil fuels can still be used to help Americans gain true energy independence. All of this Talbert writes from his firsthand experience as the CEO of the public company that discovered this alternative energy solution.
Talbert recounts the story of his company discovering Dr. Paul Brown, a physicist. Dr. Brown invented a revolutionary device that converted the natural decay of radioisotopes that come from nuclear waste directly into electrical energy, without going through a heat cycle. Dr. Brown mysteriously died in a highly suspicious accident after his discovery.
Talbert skillfully recounts this story and also the story of those who profit from our heavy dependence on fossil fuels and their political masters. The book has earned a strong following nationally.
Additional information on The Half-Life of a Nuclear Battery may be obtained at http://www.astralpublishing.org.