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    DescriptionA search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla--considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago--fuels this analysis of climate issues, which introduces thinkers and inventors who are working to find possible ways out of the energy crisis. From Louis Michaud, a retired refinery engineer who claims we can harness the energy of man-made tornadoes, to a professor and a businessman who are running a company that genetically modifies algae so it can secrete ethanol naturally, these individuals and their unorthodox methods are profiled through first-person interviews, exposing the social, economic, financial, and personal barriers that prevent them from making an impact with their ideas. The existing state of green energy technologies, such as solar, wind, biofuels, smart grid, and energy storage, is also explored, creating a sense of hope against a backdrop of climate dread.


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    Title
    Mad Like Tesla
    Subtitle
    Underdog Inventors and the Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tyler Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770410084
    ISBN 10: 1770410082
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    DC22: 333.794
    BISAC V2.8: TEC031010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26400
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GE
    B&T Approval Code: A60420000
    DC22: 333.79/4
    BISAC V2.8: SCI024000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A85400000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TH
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    ECW Press,Canada
    Imprint name
    ECW Press,Canada
    Publication date
    20 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Author Information
    Tyler Hamilton writes a weekly green energy and technology column for the "Toronto Star" and a popular blog called "Clean Break." He is the author of "Privacy Payoff." He lives in Toronto.
    Review quote
    "Each case examined [in "Mad Like Tesla"] is engaging, and each would-be game-changing technology is intriguing, so it's easy enough to get caught up in the often whimsical nature of the inventors' visions and follow Hamilton along on the ride." --"Canadian Geographic" (May 2012)