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Translator: Both Előd
Date: 2011
Page count: 413 pages
Format: B/5
ISBN: 978-963-2795-75-1
Category: from English
Series: The idea of Ecology

Original price: 6900 Ft

Sustainable Energy
Without the Hot Air

David MacKay FRS is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then obtained his PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology. He returned to Cambridge as a Royal Society research fellow at Darwin College. He is internationally known for his research in machine learning, information theory, and communication systems, including the invention of Dasher, a software interface that enables efficient communication in any language with any muscle. He has taught Physics in Cambridge since 1995. Since 2005, he has devoted much of his time to public teaching about energy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Nine months after the publication of 'Sustainable Energy - without the hot air', David MacKay was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

"For anyone with influence on energy policy, whether in government, business or a campaign group, this book should be compulsory reading." Tony Juniper 
Former Executive Director, Friends of the Earth
"At last a book that comprehensively reveals the true facts about sustainable energy in a form that is both highly readable and entertaining." Robert Sansom
EDF Energy
"The Freakonomics of conservation, climate and energy." Cory Doctorow,
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"...a tour de force..." The Economist
"... a cold blast of reality ... a must-read analysis..." Science magazine
"...this year's must-read book..." The Guardian

 

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