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Beneath the snappy title lies a thoroughly engaging book. Septuagenarian Shuster, a chemical engineer by trade, wants the world to adopt a mix of sun (10 percent), wind (10 percent), and the atom (80 percent) to fill humanity's energy needs, and he wants it accomplished by July 4, 2040: Energy Independence Day! Shuster argues that it is imperative to transform transportation as quickly as possible from internal combustion engines to hybrids and electrics, to aggressively develop biofuels, and to fast-track nuclear power (particularly "fast-fusion" technology). With exclamatory, uppercase, boldfaced bluster he exhorts the reader to disregard global warming, do not worry about planting trees, do not bother with carbon cap and trades, and forget conservation-these are, he claims, just distractions from the real peril of the continued burning of fossil fuels. Suitable for most collections.