Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2009
Whitmore Publishing Announces Recent Book Release: From McEnergy to EcoEnergy, America's Transition to Sustainable Energy. It is available for purchase at http://www.whitmorebooks.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (866) 451-1966. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654.
From McEnergy to EcoEnergy, America's Transition to Sustainable Energy
$17.00, ISBN 978-87426-075-5, paperback
Academics Describe Scenario of Living Life Based Upon Using Sustainable Energy in From McEnergy to EcoEnergy. Recently released by Whitmore Publishing Company in Pittsburgh From McEnergy to EcoEnergy, by Dr. Dennis Allen Jacobs and Dr. Karen Anita Branden, describes a vision of life based upon using sustainable energy. It offers a six-step process for arriving at that future by examining the social changes that must take place on personal, regional, state, national, and international levels. Jacobs is a physicist/aeronautical engineer who teaches the natural sciences at Minnesota State University and Branden is a sociologist who also teachers at the same university.
This married pair of academics has written a comprehensive blueprint for taking this nation and the world into a future in which our planet can sustain its inhabitants for generations to come. Both taught in Malaysia for eight months and repeated Dr. Jacobs' world travels during his time in the Peace Corps during the sixties. They observed first hand the environmental degradation that has occurred during the last thirty-five years as we have used up and abused the planet's resources.
During our recent presidential campaign, one subject all candidates could agree upon is that America urgently needs to address its energy crisis. Public and private sectors both focus on the importance of energy efficiency and energy security for our economy and for our national safety. From McEnergy to EcoEnergy, America's Transition to Sustainable Energy, is a readable work that provides a clear understanding of how we have evolved into our current dilemma and how we can successfully take steps to overcome it.
The book traces our dependence upon fossil fuels from the founding of the coal industry and its rise during the Industrial Revolution to the introduction to natural gas and then culminating in the emergence of petroleum as a major source of energy. While our society and other industrial societies have become increasingly dependent upon oil, we humans have used up half of the world's reserves. With growing populations and growing industrialization, the finite supply of oil must be viewed as destabilizing to the world's economies and contributory to international conflicts and wars. The situation calls for swift and certain change.
According to Jacobs and Branden, the problem in our transition to sustainable fuel, that is resources that meet our present needs without compromising our future, such as wind, solar, and bio-fuels, is not how to make it. The problem is how to store and transport it. Our society needs to find ways to make shifting to alternative forms of energy both cost effective and convenient. We must concentrate on the social changes that must occur in order for our society to be able to make the transitions that are necessary for us to enjoy the quality of life we now have and preserve that same quality of life for future generations.
From McEnergy to EcoEnergy, America's Transition to Sustainable Energy is available from the publisher, Whitmore Publishing Company (2008, paperback, 176 pages, $17.00, ISBN 978-87426-075-5.) For additional information, please contact 866-451-1966.