Energy: The Fuel of Civilization: Choices and False Promises

Holmes House Press
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Energy is the lifeblood of human society. You and I would not live in the advanced world that we live in without the abundant and energy-dense fuels that we now have available to us. In the 21st century, we have a wide range of energy sources that power our devices and that enable our technological advances and our increasingly middle-class population. As a result, we must not curtail energy-rich fuel sources for political or ideological reasons. Switching to unreliable, less efficient, more expensive energy sources before those alternatives are ready to "fill the shoes" of being primary energy sources in our personal lives and economy is ill-advised at best, destructive and self-defeating at worst.


This book dives into the good and the bad regarding environmentally friendly energy sources and discusses all the energy sources we have available to us, conservation efforts, and the politics of energy. We also look at statistics regarding energy usage and production from the past, present and projections for the future. We even review possible future energy sources, including some "pie-in-the-sky" ones.

Join the important discussion about energy and how our energy choices will shape our future.

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About the author

Brian Holmes graduated from Northern Michigan University and lives in New Jersey working as an educational curriculum editor and writer. He is the author of four other books including a novel called The Devil's Assassin, and two informational photo books: New Jersey 9/11 Memorials, and The National 9/11 Memorials, and What Are You Crying About? a book about how to deal with grief.

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Publisher
Holmes House Press
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Published on
Apr 21, 2016
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Pages
68
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ISBN
9781532824555
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Energy
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September 11, 2001 is a day that will be remembered in the United States for decades to come, if not forever. The day that America was attacked by terrorists and nearly 3,000 innocent citizens and foreign-born residents were murdered has been memorialized by the citizens of cities and towns all over the U.S., and indeed in many countries around the world. This book of photography (and some history) focuses on just four important September 11 memorials – memorials of national importance because they are closely aligned with the events of that awful day. Unfortunately, many people may never get around to visiting all of the national memorials, and that's a shame because each is, in its own way, a fine work of art as well as a heartfelt remembrance of loved ones.The National 9/11 Memorials – A Photographic Guide takes you on an up-close, and personal visit to the three memorials run by the federal government and another run by the Massachusetts Port Authority in Boston. The book brings to you, in one place, dozens of beautiful color photographs along with pertinent background information about each memorial. The photographs and information gathered in this book may inspire (hopefully) the reader to go out on his or her own journey to visit these moving memorials, or the reader may just appreciate them within the book's pages. In addition, The National 9/11 Memorials includes the historical background, timeline information concerning the terrorist attacks and the responses in the ensuing years, and a list of victims of the tragic day. Never before has a book brought together so many photographs of these four September 11 memorials and information about them in one place so that the reader can participate in the honoring of the victims of the worst terrorist attack ever against the American people. It is humbly hoped that The National 9/11 Memorials – A Photographic Guide will spread awareness of these beautiful and heart-felt tributes and contribute to the everlasting preservation of remembrances of the lives of our lost brothers and sisters in the terrorist attacks of 2001. As the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City states on a wall near the victims' remains, “No Day Shall Erase You from the Memory of Time”. This is the object of every 9/11 memorial, and the object of The National 9/11 Memorials – A Photographic Guide.
Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future.

In UNSTOPPABLE, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist's thirst for knowledge and an engineer's vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today's environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done reading, you'll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are, you'll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.

In Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, the New York Times bestselling author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and former host of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" issues a new challenge to today's generation: to make a cleaner, more efficient, and happier world.


Praise for UNDENIABLE:

"With his charming, breezy, narrative style, Bill empowers the reader to see the natural world as it is, not as some would wish it to be. He does it right. And, as I expected, he does it best." -Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D, host of COSMOS

"Bill Nye, 'the Science Guy,' has become a veritable cultural icon....[T]he title of his new book on evolution...[is] 'Undeniable,' because, yes, there are many Americans who still deny what Darwin and other scientists long ago proved." -Frank Bruni, The New York Times

"With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences....In his new book, Nye delights in how [evolution] helps to unlock the mysteries of everything from bumblebees to human origins to our place in the universe." -National Geographic

"When it comes to Bill Nye, 'Science Guy' doesn't even begin to cover it. When he's not being summoned to act as a voice of reason for news outlets or leading meetings as CEO of the Planetary Society, he is living the life of a best-selling author....His recently published book, 'Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,' enlightens readers while using a conversational, educational tone. After all, it's his ability to break down even the most complicated topics into bite-size pieces that made him such a hit on his '90s children's show 'Bill Nye, the Science Guy.'" -The Boston Globe

"Mr. Nye writes briskly and accessibly...[and] makes an eloquent case for evolution."-The Wall Street Journal

"Because [Bill Nye is] a scientist, he has no doubts that the 'deniers' of evolution are flat wrong. And because he's a performer, his book is fun to read and easy to absorb." -The Washington Post

"Ignite your inner scientist when Nye, known for delivering geeky intel with clarity and charm, takes on one of society's most hotly debated topics (yes, still)." -Time Out New York

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