David MacKay: Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

Cambridge physics professor D. MacKay has written a highly unusual book on “alternative energies” and our energy use. I just started reading, and it is probably the best I ever read on this subject. Numbers and not adjectives, precise and crystal-clear writing style… Even if you do not agree with his climate discussions, the book is a gem and should be your next reading. It is available in print and also (quite extraordinary!) as a free download (PDF file is 50 MB, 368 pages) on the web at http://www.withouthotair.com/Wiki.html.

One Response to “David MacKay: Sustainable Energy – without the hot air”

  1. Frankie Says:

    It is worth mentioning that this extraordinary book is also available in old-fashioned paper format, for those of us who still prefer it that way! I own a copy of it and it is very pleasing on the eye and really good quality paper/binding etc. I wouldn’t have read so much of it had I only had the pdf to look at.

    You can get it from amazon or direct from the publishers ( http://tinyurl.com/aqxumk ) and there are rumors that eBook formats are on their way.

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