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Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics

Wind Turbines: Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics Lowest new price: $189.00
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Author: Erich Hau
Brand: Hau Erich Renouard Horst Von

Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer and, more recently, in technical consulting and in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The second edition accounts for the emerging concerns over increasing numbers of installed wind turbines. In particular, an important new chapter has been added which deals with offshore wind utilisation. All advanced chapters have been extensively revised and in some cases considerably extended

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Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook: Alternative Power, Energy Storage, Low Voltage Appliances and Other Lifesaving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook: Alternative Power, Energy Storage, Low Voltage Appliances and Other Lifesaving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living Lowest new price: $10.31
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Author: Alan Fiebig
Brand: Ulysses Press

The ultimate guide to creating, storing and utilizing lifesaving power in the most critical circumstances

Batteries don’t last forever. To successfully survive a long-term disaster, you’ll need self-reliant, renewable electricity. This book teaches you how to:

CREATE YOUR OWN POWER
• Choose cost-efficient solar panels
• Incorporate a micro-hydro system
• Harness the wind with turbines

MANAGE ENERGY STORAGE
• Select durable battery banks
• Rewire for energy efficiency
• Control energy consumption

LIVE COMFORTABLY ON LESS
• Install a high-efficiency refrigerator and LEDs
• Use a human-powered washing machine
• Charge laptops and cell phones

Written in an approachable, easy-to-understand style, Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook provides everything you need to survive long-term without grid power.

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  • Ulysses Press

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Whole Earth Field Guide (MIT Press)

Whole Earth Field Guide (MIT Press) Lowest new price: $22.43
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Brand: Caroline Maniaque Benton

A source book for American culture in the 1960s and 1970s: "suggested reading" from the Last Whole Earth Catalog, from Thoreau to James Baldwin.

The Whole Earth Catalog was a cultural touchstone of the 1960s and 1970s. The iconic cover image of the Earth viewed from space made it one of the most recognizable books on bookstore shelves. Between 1968 and 1971, almost two million copies of its various editions were sold, and not just to commune-dwellers and hippies. Millions of mainstream readers turned to the Whole Earth Catalog for practical advice and intellectual stimulation, finding everything from a review of Buckminster Fuller to recommendations for juicers. This book offers selections from eighty texts from the nearly 1,000 items of "suggested reading" in the Last Whole Earth Catalog.

After an introduction that provides background information on the catalog and its founder, Stewart Brand (interesting fact: Brand got his organizational skills from a stint in the Army), the book presents the texts arranged in nine sections that echo the sections of the Whole Earth Catalog itself. Enlightening juxtapositions abound. For example, "Understanding Whole Systems" maps the holistic terrain with writings by authors from Aldo Leopold to Herbert Simon; "Land Use" features selections from Thoreau's Walden and a report from the United Nations on new energy sources; "Craft" offers excerpts from The Book of Tea and The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book; "Community" includes Margaret Mead and James Baldwin's odd-couple collaboration, A Rap on Race. Together, these texts offer a sourcebook for the Whole Earth culture of the 1960s and 1970s in all its infinite variety.

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  • Whole Earth Field Guide

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Solar PV Engineering and Installation: Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification

Solar PV Engineering and Installation: Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Lowest new price: $25.32
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Author: Sean White
Brand: Taylor Francis

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam is the gold standard certification exam for PV professionals and is famously difficult to pass. This book will provide test-taking strategy that can be used to most effectively study for and pass the exam. Code and theory is explained in the first half and will prove as useful background for the heart of the book which consists of practice exam questions and detailed explanations of the answers. It also contains essential strategy tools, short term memory tips and recommended reading which will be invaluable for anyone studying for the exam. The material in this book is not limited to those taking the exam as it will also be, more broadly, important for career progression and helping the reader to work safely with code compliant PV systems.

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  • Taylor Francis

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Functional Materials from Renewable Sources (ACS Symposium Series)

Functional Materials from Renewable Sources (ACS Symposium Series) Lowest new price: $137.27
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Brand: Brand: American Chemical Society

Substantial advances have been recently made with respect to the development of innovative, biopolymer-based functional materials using both up-to-date synthetic and instrumental-analytical tools. Current research in this field-to name but a few examples-targets electronic, photonic, magnetic, and hemocompatible high-performance functional materials, is increasingly based on bionic principles and bioinspiration, and uses sophisticated methods for tailoring the properties for special applications. Nano (NEMS), micro (MEMS), and bio-micro electromechanical systems (bioMEMS) are further hot topics in functional material's research as billions of such devices are already manufactured annually for sensing, ink jet printing, automotive applications, communications, and medicine. The present book, "Novel Functional Materials from Renewable Resources", has been prepared with the intention to convey an impression of the current state of research in this field , and to reflect the ample activities in this field that are currently going on worldwide. The compilation of topics is based on presentations given during the 241 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Anaheim in March 2011, at a series of sessions of the ACS Cellulose division.

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Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!

Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ! Lowest new price: $3.46
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Author: John G. Miller
Brand: WaterBrook Press

In his bestselling book QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, John G. Miller revealed how personal accountability helps to create opportunity, overcome obstacles, and achieve goals by eliminating blame, complaining, and procrastination. The result? Stronger organizations, more dynamic teams, and healthier relationships.

Now Miller takes readers to the next level to show how they can use the power of the QBQ! and personal accountability every day.

When a light switch is flipped the flow of energy that is released reaches the lightbulb in an instant, bringing it to life. Similarly, asking the right kind of question-a QBQ-is the first step to empowering what Miller calls the Advantage Principles-five essential practices that will lead to a richer experience in every aspect of life:

- LEARNING: live an engaged and energized life through positive personal growth and change
- OWNERSHIP: attain goals by becoming a solution-oriented person who solves problems
- CREATIVITY: find new ways to achieve by succeeding "within the box"
- SERVICE: build a legacy by helping others succeed
- TRUST: develop deep and rewarding relationships

With compelling real-life stories and keen insights, Miller demonstrates how anyone can find success and satisfaction by "flipping the switch."

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Fundamentals of HVACR (3rd Edition)

Fundamentals of HVACR (3rd Edition) Lowest new price: $176.25
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Author: Carter Stanfield

For courses in HVACR

 

Comprehensively introduces the fundamentals of HVACR in digestible units, supported by hundreds of colorful visual aids

Written in a style thatis easy to understand, this Third Edition of Fundamentals of HVACR introduces the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The book is comprehensive enough to be used as the basis not only for HVACR courses, but for entire HVACR programs. Units are short and digestible, presenting complex material in a concise, straightforward manner without ever dumbing down its topics. Compared to other, similar texts, Fundamentals of HVACR is visually stunning, featuring 2900 supporting photographs, illustrations, drawings, and diagrams—most of them in full color. The Third Edition has been revised to reflect expanded coverage of electricity, motor controls, motor applications, new technologies, regulations, and changes in the HVACR market, and remains the most up-to-date HVACR text available.

 

Also available with MyHVACLab®

Created specifically for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students and instructors, MyHVACLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Stanfield and Skaves’s, Fundamentals of HVACR, Third Edition. It's designed to support students’ mastery and application of the HVAC skills they’ll need for a successful career. It provides 24/7 eText access, multimedia resources, and pre-built assignments that allow instructors to measure student performance and personalize the HVAC learning experience.

 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for:

 

0134486161 / 9780134486161 Fundamentals of HVACR Plus MyHVACLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • 0134016165 / 9780134016160 Fundamentals of HVACR
  • 0134017897 / 9780134017891 MyHVACLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Fundamentals of HVACR, 3/e

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The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling Lowest new price: $17.68
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Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Brand: Dan Chiras

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved.

Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts.

The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian!

In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting.

In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs.

Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate.

Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.

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Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual

Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: Solar Energy International
Brand: imusti

Producing electricity from the sun using photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a major industry worldwide. But designing, installing and maintaining such systems requires knowledge and training, and there have been few easily accessible, comprehensive guides to the subject.

Now, with Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual, a world-class solar energy training and education provider—Solar Energy International (SEI)—has made available the critical information to successfully design, install and maintain PV systems. The book contains an overview of photovoltaic electricity and a detailed description of PV system components, including PV modules, batteries, controllers and inverters. It also includes chapters on sizing photovoltaic systems, analyzing sites and installing PV systems, as well as detailed appendices on PV system maintenance, troubleshooting and solar insolation data for over 300 sites around the world. Used worldwide as the textbook in SEI’s PV Design & Installation workshops, topics covered include:

The basics of solar electricity
PV applications and system components
Solar site analysis and mounting
Stand-alone and PV/generator hybrid system sizing
Utility-interactive PV systems
Component specification, system costs and economics
Case studies and safety issues

Photovoltaics guarantees that those wanting to learn the skills of tapping the sun’s energy can do so with confidence.

Solar Energy International (SEI) has the nonprofit mission to respond to the need for renewable energy education. Based in Carbondale, Colorado, and active around the world, SEI is a link between people and renewable energy resources, providing information, education and training to people who want to shape a sustainable future. SEI is recognized by the National Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as dedicated independent provider of PV training programs that may be used toward attaining PV certification. Also, SEI is recognized as an Accredited Institution to offer PV training by the Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP).

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  • New Society Publishers

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Chemistry in Context

Chemistry in Context Lowest new price: $123.00
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Author: American Chemical Society

Following in the tradition of the first eight editions, the goal of this successful, issues-based textbook, Chemistry in Context, is to establish chemical principles on a need-to-know basis for non-science majors, enabling them to learn chemistry in the context of their own lives and significant issues facing science and the world. The non-traditional approach of Chemistry in Context reflects today's technological issues and the chemistry principles within them. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and genetic engineering are examples of issues that are covered in Chemistry in Context

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