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The Resource Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory Lovins

Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory Lovins

Label
Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy
Title
Let it shine
Title remainder
the 6,000-year story of solar energy
Statement of responsibility
John Perlin ; foreword by Amory Lovins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Details the history of strategies to use the power of the sun for human benefit, from the architecture of the ancient Chinese, Greeks, and Romans to the widespread use of solar water heaters in California at the turn of the 20th century"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perlin, John
Dewey number
621.4709
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ810
LC item number
.B88 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar energy
  • Architecture and solar radiation
Label
Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory Lovins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Revision of: A golden thread / by Ken Butti and John Perlin. -- Palo Alto : Cheshire Books ; New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, ©1980
  • "Some of the material in Let it shine appeared in a different form in the Pacific Standard magazine"--t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17720387
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Fully revised and expanded.
Extent
xxi, 519 pages
Isbn
9781608681327
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013010030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory Lovins
Publication
Note
  • Revision of: A golden thread / by Ken Butti and John Perlin. -- Palo Alto : Cheshire Books ; New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, ©1980
  • "Some of the material in Let it shine appeared in a different form in the Pacific Standard magazine"--t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17720387
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Fully revised and expanded.
Extent
xxi, 519 pages
Isbn
9781608681327
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013010030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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