Earth: The Operators' Manual (Hardcover)

The Operators' Manual

By Richard B. Alley

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393081091, 496pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2011



Using one engaging story after another, coupled with accessible scientific facts, world authority Richard B. Alley explores the fascinating history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt-destroying proof that already-high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now. These new energy sources might well be the engines for economic growth in the twenty-first century.