Earth : the operators' manual

Earth : the operators' manual

Alley, Richard B.


1st ed.

Publication Information
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.

Physical Description
x, 479 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Prepare to come about -- Burning to learn -- Peak trees and peak whale oil -- Fossil fuelish; some telling facts -- Abraham Lincoln or your brother-in-law? -- Red, white, and blue-green -- Canting the kayak -- Why accountants and physicists care about the past -- The moving finger writes -- And having writ, moves on -- The great ice that covers the land -- Kindergarten soccer and the last century of climate -- But my brother-in-law said -- The future -- Valuing the future -- Toilets and the smart grid -- Sustainable solutions on the wind -- Sun and water -- Down by the sea, where the water power grows -- Power from the land -- Put it where the sun doesn't shine: nuclear energy and carbon -- Conservation; why saving energy doesn't mean sitting around in the dark -- Game-changers? geoengineering, fusion, and -- Ten billion and smiling.

Subject Term
Energy development -- Environmental aspects -- History.
Renewable energy sources.
Global warming.

LibraryCall NumberStatus
Stillwater Public Library621.042 ALLNonfiction Collection