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PS_RalphW



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: You Figure It Out Reply with quote

I spoke to Professor MacKay (of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge)
yesterday about sustainable energy. He is writing a book on
what sustainability really means for the UK, and it's draft is here.

http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sustainable/book/tex/cft.pdf

Warning: large pdf file

He hopes to complete it in a month or two, and get it published by a
mainstream publisher. He hopes to do 'Stephen Hawking' and get
the message out to a wide public. I wish him luck, but with a
book stuffed with numbers and equations, luck is what he will need.

It is a bit of a cheek to ask for a review of a book not yet published,
but I think David would wlecome honest criticism of it, and I think we
could add some pointers to the true situation of the current UK
energy supplies, as his focus has been on where we need to get to, more
than how we get there.

EDIT: Broken link now fixed I hope


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clv101
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more that happy to have a look... but that link isn't working!

Quote:
"Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve sales. I therefore resolved not to have any equations at all. In the end, however, I did put in one equation, Einstein's famous equation. I hope that this will not scare off half of my potential readers."
Stephen Hawking

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murpen



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
I'm more that happy to have a look... but that link isn't working!


Looks like it was missing a slash, try:
http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sustainable/book/tex/cft.pdf
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Joe



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
If all the ineffective ideas for solving the energy crisis were laid end to end, they would reach to the moon and back.

Very Happy
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