Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology (Hardback)
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Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology (Hardback)

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Hardback 310 Pages / Published: 03/02/2015
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Using full-color visualizations of key concepts and data, Mara Prentiss interprets government reports, technology, and basic physical laws to advance a bold claim: wind and solar power alone could generate 100% of the U.S. average energy demand, without lifestyle sacrifices. And meeting the actual U.S. energy demand with renewables is within reach.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674725027
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 254 x 160 x 30 mm


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In this important book, Mara Prentiss brings basic physics to bear on the critical issue of how we produce and consume energy. Using extensive and illuminating graphics to augment her clear writing, she provides a reason for optimism about the role of renewables in our energy future.--Kenneth W. Ford, author of 101 Quantum Questions
In this crisp, evidence-based treatise, physicist Mara Prentiss makes a remarkable assertion: that solar and wind power could supply 100% of average U.S. energy needs for the next 50 years. Prentiss argues that a transition to renewables is probable, given that energy revolutions are a historical norm. She stacks up reams of salient data, such as the fact that U.S. energy use per capita has remained steady since 1965, thanks to increasing fuel efficiency. Although optimistic, her analyses of energy sources, combinations, conservation and storage compel.--Barbara Kiser"Nature" (02/26/2015)
[Prentiss] steers a steady course between the wishful thinking and despair that so often colors discussions of energy. Carefully optimistic, the author thinks a combination of renewable power sources could meet 100 percent of the U.S. average total energy demand for the foreseeable future, even without waste reduction...Delightful, deadpan flashes of wit enliven the text throughout...Readers looking for answers on the feasibility of renewables will find the straight talk refreshing.--Robert Eagan"Library Journal" (04/15/2015)

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