Books & Authors | Books

select a topic:
sort:
Solar Water Heating - Revised and Expanded

Solar Water Heating - Revised and Expanded

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.

Beginning with a review of the history of solar …

related subjects: Energy
Wind Power Basics

Wind Power Basics

A Green Energy Guide

Humans have harnessed wind power for centuries. It is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 % of global electrical demand.

Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of …

related subjects: Energy
Wearing Smaller Shoes (PDF)

Wearing Smaller Shoes (PDF)

Living Light on the Big Blue Marble

You've been wondering how to reduce your footprint, but are intimidated by the idea that nothing less than installing solar panels and going off the grid will work. Nonsense - no need to be scared off by all that "green" noise. You have two goals: …

related subjects: New Economies
Blackout

Blackout

Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country's total energy. China and India's ferocious economic growth is based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity.

Coal currently looks like a solution to …

related subjects: Energy
Alcohol Fuel

Alcohol Fuel

Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel

Dwindling petroleum supplies and growing environmental concerns are significantly impacting the cost of petro-fuel and its infrastructure. The search for alternative fuel sources has led to ethanol, a gasoline substitute that is already in the …

related subjects: Energy
SVO (PDF)

SVO (PDF)

Powering Your Vehicle with Straight Vegetable Oil

The benefits of straight vegetable oil (SVO) as an alternate fuel for diesel engines are many. SVO is cheap, carbon-neutral, uses a waste product, and does not depend upon centralized corporate infrastructure.

An experienced designer and researcher …

related subjects: Energy
Electric Water (PDF)

Electric Water (PDF)

The Emerging Revolution in Water and Energy

What if it were possible to combine energy and water in a way that would contribute to the reversal of global warming and the restoration of the planet? What if it were possible to have a better quality of life, without having to give anything up? …

related subjects: Energy
Reusing the Resource

Reusing the Resource

Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling

Water has been described as the 21st century oil. Water shortages, water quality and water rights are hot-button issues at the local, national and international levels. Climate change, population growth and contamination from industry, farms and …

related subjects: Energy