WIND POWER by Norman F. Smith


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This companion to Smith and Madden's 1976 Sun Power talks about the earliest windmills and sailing ships; describes the movements of cold and warm air throughout the world--but explains them only at a functional level; and notes that with the coming energy shortage, ""people are beginning to think again about using wind power."" This statement is followed by a mere four pages declaring that windmills can't match nuclear energy, coal, or oil in generating electricity, but the future might see wind power supplying ""a great deal"" of our energy. Madden perks up the rudimentary introduction, which serves as a definition of what wind is and an indication of wind as a possible limited energy source; but none of this has the heart and enthusiasm that informs Dennis' somewhat older Catch the Wind (1976).

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1982
Publisher: Coward, McCann