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Ten Technologies to Save the Planet

By: Chris Goodall

Profile Books

Paperback | Dec 2009 | Edition: 2 | #182445 | ISBN-13: 9781846688775
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Chris Goodall profiles ten technologies to watch, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs driving them forward. Some of Goodall's selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others are more surprising. Algae, for example, can soak up carbon dioxide and produce fuel, while charcoal made from waste vegetable and forestry matter can lock carbon into soils and reduce the need for fertilisers.

'Ten Technologies is superb - it cuts like lightning through the myths and muddled thinking surrounding energy issues. It is vital, topical, and a very fresh approach', Mark Lynas '[A] brilliantly concise and clear-eyed account', Fred Pearce, New Scientist 'First-class', BBC Focus

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Chris Goodall is a world-leading expert on climate change solutions. His first book, How to Live a Low-carbon Life, won the 2007 Clarion award for non-fiction, and he publishes Carbon Commentary, a website providing incisive appraisal of climate issues.

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