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The Resource The burning answer : the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power, Keith Barnham

The burning answer : the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power, Keith Barnham

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The burning answer : the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power
Title
The burning answer
Title remainder
the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power
Statement of responsibility
Keith Barnham
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our society faces a choice. We could be enjoying a sustainable lifestyle but we have chosen not to. In three generations we have consumed half the oil produced by photosynthesis over eight million generations. In two generations we have used half our uranium resources. With threats from global warming, oil depletion and nuclear disaster, we are running out of options. Solar power, as Keith Barnham explains, is our necessary solution. In The Burning Answer he uncovers the connections between physics and politics that have resulted in our dependence on a high-carbon lifestyle, which only a solar revolution can now overcome. Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 led to the atomic bomb and the widespread use of nuclear energy; it has delayed a solar revolution in many countries. In a fascinating tour of recent scientific history, Keith Barnham reveals Einstein's other, less famous equation, the equation the world could have relied on. Barnham explains that the roots of solar energy lie in a little known equation E=hf, an equation which was coincidentally celebrated (and explained to the world) by Einstein in the same year he discovered E=mc2. He alleges that the former equation has been overlooked in favor of the latter, much to our detriment, and Barnham is here to offer us a solution: We can still turn things around and solar energy is the key. While everyone is aware of solar energy, people are still not paying enough attention, and so as well as explaining the science behind it, Barnham takes his subject forward to advise on what we should be doing to utilize this amazing energy source. In this provocative, inspiring, passionately argued book, Keith Barnham outlines actions that any one and all of us can take to make an impact now and on future generations. The Burning Answer is a solar manifesto for the new climate-aware generation and a must-read for climate-change skeptics." --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
333.7923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ810
LC item number
.B37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The burning answer : the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power, Keith Barnham
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-372) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: THE HISTORY OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR REVOLUTION. We are stardust -- What is light? -- The quantum revolution -- Brighter than a thousand suns -- The mystery of the quantum conductor -- The semiconductor revolution -- II: THE HERE AND NOW OF THE SOLAR REVOLUTION. Questions for the solar revolution -- The solar cornucopia -- How can we reduce our carbon emissions? -- The politics of the solar revolution -- III: THE FUTURE OF THE SOLAR REVOLUTION. Foretelling the future -- The electric car -- Solar fuel -- Manifesto for the solar revolution -- Tomorrow the world -- Wishful thinking?
Control code
ocn892891619
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 386 pages
Isbn
9781605987767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892891619
Label
The burning answer : the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power, Keith Barnham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: THE HISTORY OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR REVOLUTION. We are stardust -- What is light? -- The quantum revolution -- Brighter than a thousand suns -- The mystery of the quantum conductor -- The semiconductor revolution -- II: THE HERE AND NOW OF THE SOLAR REVOLUTION. Questions for the solar revolution -- The solar cornucopia -- How can we reduce our carbon emissions? -- The politics of the solar revolution -- III: THE FUTURE OF THE SOLAR REVOLUTION. Foretelling the future -- The electric car -- Solar fuel -- Manifesto for the solar revolution -- Tomorrow the world -- Wishful thinking?
Control code
ocn892891619
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 386 pages
Isbn
9781605987767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892891619

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