'THE SEARCH FOR FREE ENERGY is a fascinating - and often highly amusing - account of a quest which has been under way for at least a century and has involved dozens of bizarre characters.'
SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE
'A landmark book. I have no doubt that some of the devices considered... will become robust free-energy technologies early this century shattering the myths of the naysayers in one of the greatest scientific revolutions of all time... Keith Tutt, indeed, brings a fresh perspective to the field... [his] well written and carefully researched book could be a wake-up call to the still slumbering "green" movement' - Eugene F Mallove, INFINITE ENERGY MAGAZINE
'A mind-boggling and fascinating book' EVENING GAZETTE (TEESIDE)
'His writing is clear, his reporting thorough and his arguments crisp' THE ECONOMIST
'The inventors ... could hardly have asked for a better intercessor than Tutt. His vivid, level-headed and engrossing commentary is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking' NEW SCIENTIST
'You are an addict. so am I. We just can't stop using hydrocarbons, and until a suitable alternative is provided, we shall continue to do so. There are some who believe an alternative has been provided, and only the sinister vested interests of the oil industry has prevented the world hearing of these "clean" sources of energy. In his history of the search for free energy, Tutt uncovers a cast of cranks, cons and geniuses. Perhaps no field of scientific endeavour has attracted so many "genuine mad scientists". Tutt pays special attention to the derided field of cold fusion. Arthur C Clarke has called its dismissal by the scientific orthodoxy "the greatest scandal in the history of science". Tutt avoids scientific jargon, meaning even enthusiastic Luddites like myself can understand him'
'An eminently readable overview highlighting selected geniuses, mavericks and sheer hard-workers who have paved the way for a brighter, cleaner energy future...engrossing enough to inspire the reader towards further research' NEXUS
THE SCIENTIST, THE MADMAN, THE THIEF AND THEIR LIGHTBULB reveals the revolutionary work of inventors and scientists who have struggled to develop clean and 'fuelless' new ways to produce the electricity we need for the 21st century and beyond. If the technologies could be developed commercially, they would offer almost costless energy, which would mean the end of the oil economy and freely available electricity throughout the developed and underdeveloped world.
THE SCIENTIST, THE MADMAN, THE THIEF AND THEIR LIGHTBULB contains the elements of a dramatic conspiracy thriller in which greed, mendacity, murder, suicide, suppression, betrayal, jealousy, madness and misunderstood genius all play their full parts. It also investigates the complex psychology of invention and reserves a chapter for those inventors who are either self-deluded mavericks or charlatans who aim to trick gullible investors out of their savings.
Most importantly, there are technologies here that offer to solve the planet's most serious problem: global warming and climate change caused by fossil fuel power plants and car emissions. Is the technological solution to global warming contained within these pages?
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Description du livre Pocket Books, 2003. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0743449762
Description du livre Pocket Books, 2003. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110743449762
Description du livre Pocket Books, 2003. Paperback. État : New. New item. N° de réf. du libraire QX-158-26-2534702