This is a brilliant book that is both a racy read and hugely informative.
It explains, in ways that can be related to individual lifestyles, what
needs to be done to save the planet and how it might be done. It shows
quantitatively, in ways that are easy to understand, why trains are
potentially more energy efficient than cars, how cars might become far more
efficient but why planes cannot,
and how much land area would be required for wind farms to make
a substantial contribution to our power generation,
among many other often surprising facts.
Director, Electricity Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge