Recent Reads

All manner of solar books including (and all from the San Francisco Public Library)

  • Got Sun? Go Solar! by Rex A Ewing and Doug Pratt. Excellent book. Practical. Covers the generalities very well.
  • The Easy Guide to Solar Electric by Adi Pieper. It’s quite entertaining. More entertaining than educational but that can be a good thing; it makes it an easy read.
  • The Passive Solar House by James Kachadorian. I’ve only just gotten started on this.
  • Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry by Travis Bradford – I dunno. My first impression is that it’s a little too… hand-wavy
  • The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling by Daniel Chiras, PhD – good stuff. Now if I can only finish it.
  • The Passive Solar House: Using Solar Design to Heat & Cool Your Home by James Kachadorian. I’ve barely cracked the cover yet. Looks good though.
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Solar Power for Your Home by Dan Ramsey. Very good. Now if I can only finish it. (on page 132)
  • The Easy Guide to Solar Electric by Adi Pieper – Very good. Now if I can only finish it. (on p 95)
  • The Easy Guide to Solar Electric: Part II – Installation Manual by Adi Pieper. Very good. Now if I can only finish it. (on p 35)

Freakonomics – Very Good. Audiobook. It’s just as “useful” as Blink and The Tipping Point but I don’t like hearing this author read quite as much as I like Malcolm reading.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Excellent. Audiobook.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell – Excellent. Audiobook.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell – Excellent. Audiobook.

Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology by Valentino Braitenberg- A really good “autonomous robot” book. I haven’t had time to get into it too much lately. But I will eventually!

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman – (Audiobook) A very fun to read/listen to story!

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