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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Language
eng
Summary
Our civilization 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 the 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. Einstein's other equation has given us the laptop and mobile phone, and it also provides the basis for solar technology. Some countries have harnessed this for their energy needs, and it is not too late for us to do the same. 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
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BTCTA
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1943-
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Barnham, Keith
Dewey number
333.7923
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ810
LC item number
.B37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Solar energy
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy industries
  • Energy industries
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Solar energy
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The burning answer : the solar revolution : a quest for sustainable power, Keith Barnham
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-372) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 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 -- Pt. 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 -- Pt. 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?
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892891619
  • 864743
  • (OCoLC)ocn892891619
  • 864743
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
Pt. 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 -- Pt. 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 -- Pt. 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?
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892891619
  • 864743
  • (OCoLC)ocn892891619
  • 864743

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