The Hydro Boys: Pioneers of Renewable Energy (Paperback)Emma Wood (author)
This work is an account of the pioneering days of hydro-electricity in Scotland.
It shows how each hydro project brought its own set of technical challenges, underlining the remarkable engineering achievements involved in bringing hydro-electric power to the wild glens of the Scottish Highlands.
It concludes by looking at the future of hydro-electric power worldwide.
Is hydro-electric power the sustainable technology of choice in a new century already riven with ecological angst.
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 15 mm
Mixing human interest, political details and some of the more technical aspects...the book charts the factual development while telling the personal story... THE PRESS AND JOURNALNobody should forget the human sacrifice made by those who built the dams all those years ago. The politicians, engineers and navvies of the era bequeathed to us the major source of renewable energy down to the present day. Their legacy will continue to serve us far into the 21st century. - BRIAN WILSON MP, Energy Minister
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