Project Sunshine : How science can use the sun to fuel and feed the world

Project Sunshine : How science can use the sun to fuel and feed the world

Description

It's an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour's worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet's food and energy needs for an entire year.

Project Sunshine tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the `solar economy', harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on `fossilised sunshine' in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food.

Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race's complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today - chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically - before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.


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Details

Author(s)
Tony Ryan, Steve McKevitt
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
140 x 218 x 30mm | 479.99g
Publication date
28 Feb 2013
Publisher
Icon Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
Duxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1848315139
ISBN13
9781848315136
Bestsellers rank
1,293,934