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By Robert N. Danziger,Mike Kazaleh

roughly nonfiction, this raucously humorous publication throws readers the insider’s curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the U.S. attempt on replacement strength. half memoir, half strength event, A humorous factor occurred in order to strength Independence is the serendipitous trip from musician – to varsity droput (Bob left after 3 months to hitch an experimental band) – to experimental musician – to legislation college graduate – to area legislations pioneer – to power cogeneration advisor – to scrub air industrialist – to massive wooden sculptor – to clinical environmental philosopher at huge – and again.

A humorous factor occurred as a way to strength Independence is the 1st power or environmental publication that makes no aspect and doesn’t ask you to imagine. this can be the 1st e-book by way of Robert Danziger, a ghost of different strength past.

More than simply a great time, A humorous factor occurred to be able to strength Independence by means of writer, inventor, musician, attorney, and throughout solid man Robert Danziger, teaches readers features of different energies with out moralizing, pontificating, or perhaps advocating. A key participant within the replacement strength for over thirty years, Danziger used to be the 1st individual to do away with a whole category of pollution from a operating strength plant. so far, his efforts secured the biggest power conservation and greenhouse gasoline relief occasion in historical past, and what his publication deals is unity, a bipartisan bird’s eye view of latest energy—and loads of laughter.

In twenty-seven chapters like “See Your Swiss and lift You One Jew,” “Kings of the Beach,” and “Give or Take $500 Million,” this often precise paintings of nonfiction remembers the author’s profession pursuing power independence, track, and private prosperity. He stocks unbelievably humorous tales approximately rocket scientists doing dumb issues, why Uranus was once renamed, and the way a bowl of oatmeal helped get a 5 thousand pound satellite tv for pc to Jupiter. He touches on sun ponds, windmills, biofuels, geothermal strength, ultra-clean emission structures, the weather swap scenario, and the way it got here to be that he garnered $60 million mortgage papers on the nook of Randolph and Clark, the precise spot in Chicago the place, as a six-year-old baby, his dad offered newspapers to aid their kinfolk. It finally ends up new power architects need to spend their percentage of hours in leather-based bars, and it is helping if they’ve labored as studio musicians. Readers additionally examine that it’s much better to allow a legal professional choke on a fowl bone, then now not dance on a teach platform in Tokyo—and that whereas we'd no longer have the entire solutions to the world’s main issue, we must always be pleased that someone’s been taking notes at the humorous parts.

A sketch contest for the canopy and illustrations was once held by way of Animazing highlight and entries got here from around the globe. the canopy sketch is through Mike Kazaleh.

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