18 Sep '13, 4pm

Sounds like an interesting book!

Charles Pope explains that he wrote his book Solar Heat, published in 1903, because "some call to the people is needed ... to arouse interest ... [in] 'catching the sunbeams' and extracting gold from them." To accomplish his goal, he tells his readers, he has endeavored "to trace the history of attempts and successes in the utilization of solar heat[;] ... discuss ways and means; and attempt to arouse his readers to give to the matter their energy and invention, their brain and capital; that we may very soon see solar enginery take its place by the side of steam enginery and electrical enginery and gas enginery in the public estimation, in technical schools, in mechanical journals, and in myriads of practical, labor-saving constructions." More than 100 years later I have attempted the same by writing Let It Shine. Many believe that solar energy is a late-twentieth-century ...

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