All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Natural Resource Use & Depletion  Energy

Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air

By: David JC Mackay
368 pages, Col figs, tabs
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air ISBN: 9780954452933 Paperback Jan 2009 Usually dispatched within 48 hours
    £29.99
    #181847
Selected version: £29.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

We have an addiction to fossil fuels, and it's not sustainable. How can we replace fossil fuels? How can we ensure security of energy supply? How can we solve climate change?

We're often told that "huge" amounts of renewable power are available - wind, wave, tide, and so forth. But our current power consumption is also huge! To understand our sustainable energy crisis, we need to know how the one "huge" compares with the other. We need numbers, not adjectives.

This book shows how to estimate the numbers, and what those numbers depend on. Taking the United Kingdom as an example, it asks first "could Britain live on renewable energy resources along?" and second "how can a country like Britain make a realistic post-fossil-fuel energy plan that adds up?" It answers these questions in detail, bringing home the size of the changes that society must undergo if sustainable living is to be achieved. It is not going to be easy to make an energy plan that adds up - but it is possible.

Customer Reviews

By: David JC Mackay
368 pages, Col figs, tabs
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Media reviews
This remarkable book sets out, with enormous clarity and objectivity, the various alternative low-carbon pathways that are open to us. --Sir David King FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, 2000-08

For anyone with influence on energy policy, whether in government, business or a campaign group, this book should be compulsory reading. --Tony Juniper, Former Executive Director, Friends of the Earth

At last a book that comprehensively reveals the true facts about sustainable energy in a form that is both highly readable and entertaining. --Robert Sansom, Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development, EDF Energy
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife