When a professor recom mends a book to their students, it may be seen as a chore rather than a genuine suggestion to read a book that the professor found to be compelling and supportive to the class. Professor Pugmire, who teaches astronomy and physics, recommended a book called “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen.
Once he started to describe what it was about, it got added to my reading list immediately. It was so refreshing and thought provoking that I fin ished the book in two days.
Connor Talbot, student in one of Professor Pugmire’s astronomy class said, “there were some scenes in the book that were so heart-wrenching, I had to take a break. When the author refers to the book as ‘future history’ reality hits that this is a real threat we should all read and learn about.”
The author wrote this story in hope of educating the public about a threat no one mentions, EMPs. EMP stands for electromag netic pulse. Professor Pugmire said, “an EMP is a high ener gy wave that can wipe out ev erything electrical. An EMP pulse can come from a nuclear weapon or the sun. It can affect all circuits on a part of or all of Earth. What does that mean? Power lines gone, cars gone, phones gone, TikTok gone, Snapchat gone. The EMP fries everything electrical.”
Since the author used actual government reports and inter viewed various U.N. officials to get the information needed, he provides a factual