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

Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory B. 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 B. Lovins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
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
Label
Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory B. 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Early use of the sun -- Chinese solar architecture (6000 BCE- ) -- Solar architecture in ancient Greece (500 BCE-300 CE) -- Ancient Roman solar architecture (100 BCE-500 CE) -- Burning mirrors (400 BCE-1700s) -- Heat for horticulture (1500s-1800s) -- Solar hot boxes (1767-1800s) -- pt. 2. Power from the sun -- The first solar motors (1860-1880) -- Two American pioneers (1972-1904) -- Low-temperature solar engines (1885-1915) -- The first practical solar engine (1906-1914) -- pt. 3. Solar water heating -- The first commercial solar water heaters (1891-1911) -- Hot water, day and night (1909-1941) -- A flourishing solar industry (1923-1950) -- Solar water heating worldwide, part 1 (1930s-1960s) -- Saving Airmen with the sun (1943- ) -- pt. 4. Solar house heating -- Solar building during the enlightenment (1807-1850) -- Solar architecture in Europe after Faust and Vorherr (1850-1939) -- Solar heating in early America (1200-1912) -- An American revival (1931-1950s) -- Solar collectors for house heating (1882-1962) -- pt. 5. Photovoltaics -- From selenium to silicon (1876- ) -- Saved by the space race (1971- ) -- The first large-scale photovoltaic applications on earth (1968- ) -- pt. 6. The post -oil embargo era -- Prelude to the embargo (1945- ) -- Solar in the 1970s and 1980s -- America's first solar city (1920s- ) -- Solar water heating worldwide, part 2 (1973- ) -- Photovoltaics for the world (1978- ) -- Better solar cells, cheaper solar cells (1955- ) -- Epilogue
Control code
5639916
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Fully revised and expanded.
Extent
xxi, 519 pages
Isbn
9781608681334
Lccn
2013010030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn842316230
  • (OCoLC)842316230
Label
Let it shine : the 6,000-year story of solar energy, John Perlin ; foreword by Amory B. Lovins
Publication
Note
Revision of: A golden thread / by Ken Butti and John Perlin. -- Palo Alto : Cheshire Books ; New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, ©1980
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Early use of the sun -- Chinese solar architecture (6000 BCE- ) -- Solar architecture in ancient Greece (500 BCE-300 CE) -- Ancient Roman solar architecture (100 BCE-500 CE) -- Burning mirrors (400 BCE-1700s) -- Heat for horticulture (1500s-1800s) -- Solar hot boxes (1767-1800s) -- pt. 2. Power from the sun -- The first solar motors (1860-1880) -- Two American pioneers (1972-1904) -- Low-temperature solar engines (1885-1915) -- The first practical solar engine (1906-1914) -- pt. 3. Solar water heating -- The first commercial solar water heaters (1891-1911) -- Hot water, day and night (1909-1941) -- A flourishing solar industry (1923-1950) -- Solar water heating worldwide, part 1 (1930s-1960s) -- Saving Airmen with the sun (1943- ) -- pt. 4. Solar house heating -- Solar building during the enlightenment (1807-1850) -- Solar architecture in Europe after Faust and Vorherr (1850-1939) -- Solar heating in early America (1200-1912) -- An American revival (1931-1950s) -- Solar collectors for house heating (1882-1962) -- pt. 5. Photovoltaics -- From selenium to silicon (1876- ) -- Saved by the space race (1971- ) -- The first large-scale photovoltaic applications on earth (1968- ) -- pt. 6. The post -oil embargo era -- Prelude to the embargo (1945- ) -- Solar in the 1970s and 1980s -- America's first solar city (1920s- ) -- Solar water heating worldwide, part 2 (1973- ) -- Photovoltaics for the world (1978- ) -- Better solar cells, cheaper solar cells (1955- ) -- Epilogue
Control code
5639916
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Fully revised and expanded.
Extent
xxi, 519 pages
Isbn
9781608681334
Lccn
2013010030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn842316230
  • (OCoLC)842316230

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