"Apollo's Fire" is a thoughtful, optimistic book, based on sound facts. No one before has tied together the concepts of economic growth and greenhouse gas reductions with such concrete examples. No one has previously told the real stories of the people who are right now on the front lines of the energy revolution. The co-authors, one a U.S. ...Read More"Apollo's Fire" is a thoughtful, optimistic book, based on sound facts. No one before has tied together the concepts of economic growth and greenhouse gas reductions with such concrete examples. No one has previously told the real stories of the people who are right now on the front lines of the energy revolution. The co-authors, one a U.S. Congressman who is the primary sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act, and the other the founder of the Apollo Alliance, have joined their experience, expertise, and passion for a clean energy future to lay out the path to stop global warming and gain energy independence.Read Less
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. SIGNED by author Inslee on title page (signature only). Uncorrected Proof, 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Corners bumped, cover slightly scratched. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 387 p. Audience: General/trade. Inslee, a leading advocate for renewable energy, is Congressman from Washington and the primary sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy. ) SIGNED by author or contributor-1st ed-This book brings the same vision shown in the great the Apollo space program to "the fight for clean and reliable energy." More timely than ever with the nuclear plant disaster in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East. SIGNED by Congressman Inslee on the half title page. Extensive notes. xii, 367 pp.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-09-17 To free the U.S. of fossil fuel dependency while boosting the economy, we need the kind of visionary leadership that led to the Apollo moon landings in 1969, according to Inslee and Hendricks in this energetic articulation of a clean-energy future. That vision is sadly lacking under the current administration, reports Washington State Congressman Inslee in several caustic sidebars about his contentious energy discussions with President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. His first-person anecdotes lighten this otherwise earnest book, based on initiatives of the Apollo Alliance, an advocacy group and think tank uniting unions, environmental groups and business organizations committed to fostering a "green economy." Redesigning the car, investing in solar power, mining wind for power, exploring the nascent technology of "wave energy," using energy more efficiently and working clean coal and safe nuclear power into the equation are among the authors' prescriptions. Inslee is primary congressional sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act and on the Apollo Alliance advisory board; coauthor Hendricks is a member of the alliance's steering committee. A brief foreword by Bill Clinton waxes enthusiastic about the synergy between the book, the alliance and the proposed legislation. (Nov. 2) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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