Author: Graham Rickard
Publisher: Wayland, United Kingdom (1990)
During the oil crisis of the early 1970s research into alternative sources of energy increased greatly. Today, when environmental concerns have pushed alternative energy to the fore again, many of the schemes first conceived in teh 1970s are operational. Others are still undergoing development.
This colourful series highlights both the positive and negative environmental implications of using alternative energy. It also examines how alternative sources are providing power all around the world at the moment, as well as the potential for their use in the future.
As the ultimate source of all energy on our planet, the Sun provides us indirectly with all power. The energy of the Sun is increasingly used to provide electricity and power in various ways. These are examined in turn, and the text is illustrated with colour pictures and diagrams.