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By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

roughly nonfiction, this raucously humorous booklet throws readers the insider’s curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the united states attempt on replacement strength. half memoir, half strength event, A humorous factor occurred that allows you to strength Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to varsity droput (Bob left after 3 months to affix an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislations university graduate – to area legislations pioneer – to power cogeneration advisor – to wash air industrialist – to massive wooden sculptor – to clinical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred in order to strength Independence is the 1st strength or environmental publication that makes no aspect and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this can be the 1st publication through Robert Danziger, a ghost of different strength past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred for you to strength Independence via writer, inventor, musician, attorney, and throughout stable man Robert Danziger, teaches readers points of other energies with no moralizing, pontificating, or maybe advocating. A key participant within the substitute strength for over thirty years, Danziger used to be the 1st individual to cast off a complete type of toxins from a operating energy plant. to this point, his efforts secured the most important power conservation and greenhouse fuel relief occasion in heritage, and what his ebook bargains is harmony, a bipartisan bird’s eye view of recent energy—and loads of laughter.

In twenty-seven chapters like “See Your Swiss and lift You One Jew,” “Kings of the Beach,” and “Give or Take $500 Million,” this as a rule actual paintings of nonfiction recollects the author’s profession pursuing strength independence, tune, and private prosperity. He stocks unbelievably humorous tales approximately rocket scientists doing dumb issues, why Uranus was once renamed, and the way a bowl of oatmeal helped get a 5 thousand pound satellite tv for pc to Jupiter. He touches on sunlight ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal power, ultra-clean emission platforms, the weather swap state of affairs, and the way it got here to be that he garnered $60 million mortgage papers on the nook of Randolph and Clark, the precise spot in Chicago the place, as a six-year-old baby, his dad bought newspapers to aid their kinfolk. It finally ends up new power architects need to spend their proportion of hours in leather-based bars, and it is helping if they’ve labored as studio musicians. Readers additionally study that it’s much better to permit a attorney choke on a bird bone, then no longer dance on a teach platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we'd no longer have the entire solutions to the world’s problem, we should always be completely happy that someone’s been taking notes at the humorous parts.

A comic strip contest for the canopy and illustrations was once held via Animazing highlight and entries got here from world wide. the canopy sketch is through Mike Kazaleh.

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