Much of Know-It-All Energy is excellent. It gives clear and easy to read definitions of 50 energy terms. But key areas give a totally incorrect impression of the state of the planet and the renewable energies that are set to play key roles in its future.
How did mankind evolve “from a species living off whatever nuts and berries and roots we could harvest with our hands, to one that flies airplanes”? Leonard Mlodinow in The Upright Thinkers tells us in this interesting, well-written and deeply researched book.
The energy Glut is an excellent book that deals with the global obesity crisis and links it to the energy crisis facing the Western world. “The human race is getting fatter and the planet is getting hotter, and fossil fuels are the cause of both.”
This in-depth study of octopuses, mainly in aquaria but also in the wild, gave me valuable insights into their lives, while leaving me feeling rather disappointed by the author’s anthropomorphic approach.