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Golden Thread: Twentyfive Hundred Years of Solar Architecture and Technology

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"This comprehensive , pioneering book places solar energy today in a rich historical context. Beginning with the passive solar designs of fifth-century Greece, through the solar-powered steam engines of 19th century America, and on to the new revolution in solar-inspired architecture, [the authors]provide the reader with an amazing story. A Golden Thread is must reading ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published June 1st 1980 by Cheshire Books
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Jessica
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really well done! Despite being written in the 1970s and me reading it 2015, the Foreword and most material in the book is still relevant for today. Saddening how cyclical interest in solar is for the general public, but it was cool to see innovations traced through the years and even across countries. I would love a followup with more focus on non-US solar history (but maybe this exists already?).
Daltonb
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This history of solar energy could not be better. The authors lead us from the early days of solar architecture in Greece and Rome to the mid20th century. Excellent choice of material, clear discussions and good use of images. Should be required reading for all politicians. Needs to be updated to include more on passive solar developments beginning in the 1970s and the transformation of the photovoltaic industry as true cost accounting became more prevalent in Europe.
Dj
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm always drawn to engineering/science history. It really shows our silly cycle of dropping promising solar tech every time gas/coal prices drop. I wish good ideas were more influential than temporary economic incentives in selecting the winning technologies.
lee
Jul 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people interested in the history of solar power.
family history, everyone loves that sort of thing.
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