LET IT SHINE

LET IT SHINE. THE 6,000-YEAR STORY OF SOLAR ENERGY

Editorial:
NEW WORLD LIBR.
Materia
Ciencia General
ISBN:
978-1-60868-132-7
Disponibilidad:
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With thirteen new chapters, Let It Shine is a fully revised and expanded edition of A Golden Thread, Perlin’s classic history of solar technology, detailing the past forty years of technological developments driving today’s solar renaissance. This unique and compelling compendium of humankind’s solar ideas tells the fascinating story of how our predecessors throughout time, again and again, have applied the sun to better their lives ? and how we can too.
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. The history of solar architecture and energy technologies gives readers an epiphany-producing sense of its future. Detailing a realistic alternative to fossil fuels, in illustrations the New York Times called ?especially fine,� and prose Library Journal termed ?highly readable,� Let It Shine shows that there is nothing ? and plenty ? new under the sun.