This Month’s Book Recommendations – May 2021

This Month’s Book Recommendations

100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything
by Mark Z. Jacobson
Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1920) 450 pages
Numerous laws – including the Green New Deal – have been proposed or passed in cities, states, and countries to transition from fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable energy in order to address climate change, air pollution, and energy insecurity. This textbook lays out the science, technology, economics, policy, and social aspects of such transitions. It discusses the renewable electricity and heat generating technologies needed; the electricity, heat, cold, and hydrogen storage technologies required; how to keep the electric power grid stable; and how to address non-energy sources of emissions. It discusses the history of the 100% Movement, which evolved from a collaboration among scientists, cultural leaders, business people, and community leaders.
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The Peacemaker’s Code
by Deepak Malhotra
Deepak Malhotra (February 16, 2021) 498 Pages
This month’s selection for readers who would like a break from current affairs (and other weighty topics) is entitled The Peacemaker’s Code, by Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business School. Professor Malhotra is an expert negotiator, advising CEO’s and governments around the globe in resolving serious conflicts. In this, his first novel, he deftly intertwines negotiating strategy with science fiction, and the result is a highly original blend. It’s expertly written and nearly impossible to put down. (Check out Amazon reviews…many of us felt the same way and were up all night reading it!) Well-developed characters, time shifts, ingenious problem-solving and cliff-hangers are immersed in a plausible, fascinating story which will keep the reader guessing to the end (hence, the sleepless nights). For those of you who are familiar with techniques of negotiation, the “teaching moments” will be obvious, and complement formal readings and lectures.  I enthusiastically recommend reading this book, after which you, like I, will crave anything he writes. — Paula McCormack
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