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#52: The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis - David Buchan


Synopsis & Book Info:
The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis is a comprehensive guide to the workings of today’s energy world, explaining the seductive nature of fossil fuels and the reasons why international climate change negotiations are proving so difficult. If you’re interested in escaping the trap of fossil fuels and moving to a low carbon world, this is the guide for you. Realistically looking at the pitfalls, pressures and prospects for renewable energy, The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis also shows that there is hope in new energy conservation techniques, made possible by smart grids and smart metering. You’ll also discover energy security issues and future tensions that could occur, like the possibility of the lights going out, jeopardizing public support for a world of cleaner energy.


Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781848364127
Purchase at Amazon


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My Opinion:
How can you pick apart a book that actually teaches you something? This is what I ask myself as I write this opinion, yet I had struggles getting through it.
Why, you ask.
The book is laid out in a way that I found bland and boring. It reminded me of textbook reading in school. Not what I want when reading at home, even in an educational book.
I have read a few Rough Guides, but this is the one I didn't connect with. All the others, so far, I enjoyed.
I do think it would be perfect in classrooms to teach about our fuel sources, and educate people on the politics of fuel and energy.


2.5/5


Recommend? Yes, in classrooms.


~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I don't care for textbooks from school. I'm surprised that you read it all. I'm not sure that I would. We do need to look at all the possibilities though.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  2. I had not heard of Rough Guides before. It doesn't sound like you enjoyed this one too much.

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  3. Too bad, this could have been a really good book. Hubby works for a large power company so the subject matter is close to home for us.

    PS, they are in contract negotiations right now. We have our fingers crossed that they won't do a lockout.

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