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Let It Shine - a book by Perlin, John

Let It Shine

The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy

Let It Shine( )
Author: Perlin, John
Foreword by: Lovins, Amory
ISBN:978-1-60868-132-7
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:New World Library
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Unprecedented gas prices, heat waves and droughts, climate change, Solyndra -- all make "alternative” sources of energy contemporary areas of activism, controversy, lobbying, and legislation. Yet few know that the ancient Chinese, Greeks, and Romans used solar energy in their architecture; that Galileo and da Vinci both planned uses for the power of the sun; and that by 1918, there were more than 4,000 solar water heaters in California. Thehistoryof solar architecture...
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Self-Help / Green Lifestyle
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.44 x 8.97 x 1.38 Inches
Book Weight:1.892 Pounds
Author Biography
Perlin, John (Author)


Amory Bloch Lovins was born on November 13, 1947 in Washington, DC. He is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He attended Harvard College. After two years there, he transferred to Magdalen College, Oxford University, England, where he studied physics and other topics. In 1969 he became a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, where he received an Oxford master of arts as a result of becoming a university don. However, the University would not allow him to pursue a doctorate in energy, as it was two years before the 1973 oil embargo, and energy was not yet considered an academic subject. Lovins resigned his Fellowship and moved to London to pursue his energy work.

During the early seventies, Lovins became interested in the area of resource policy, especially energy policy. The 1973 energy crisis helped create an audience for his writing and an essay originally penned as a U.N. paper grew into his first book concerned with energy, World Energy Strategies. His next book was Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy, co-authored with John H. Price. Lovins published a 10,000-word essay "Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken?" in Foreign Affairs, in October 1976. Its contents were the subject of many seminars at government departments, universities, energy agencies, and nuclear energy research centers, during 1975-1977. The article was expanded and published as Soft Energy Paths: Toward a Durable Peace in 1977. He has worked in the field of energy policy and related areas for four decades. He was named by Time magazine one of the World's 100 most influential people in 2009.

His titles include Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run: A Call to Save the Earth,The Essential Amory Lovins, Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Pr

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