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Tilly Spetgang is a newspaper journalist, author, magazine writer, teacher at the Writers Workshop for Rutgers University, and a former radio talk-show host. A lifelong conservationist, she was the force behind the worldwide effort to put bricks in toilet tanks to reduce the amount of water used when flushing, which led to the retooling of tanks from 8 to 1.6 gallons of water per use.
Malcolm Wells, a renowned architect, is considered the father of earth-sheltered solar design, as well as a writer, artist, cartoonist, columnist, and solar consultant. He has lectured worldwide to professional groups and on college campuses, written for numerous ecologically minded magazines, written more than twenty books, and provided the forewords and introductions for many "green" books.
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A book about solar energy that even grown-ups can understand.
Using appealing cartoons with a cast of lively and curious kids, experts Malcolm Wells and Tilly Spetgang demonstrate how solar power works in a wonderfully clear and understandable way. The fun lesson unfolds in a classroom where students explore solar energy and todays technology: active systems, passive solar, and the conversion of sunlight into electricity. In addition to learning why the sun is superior to nonrenewable fuels, young environmentalists will discover the many cool things you can do with this clean and natural energy. And its all spiced with irreverent humor that makes the complex subject not only easy to grasp, but delightful. Plus, for their adult friends and relatives, it is a simple and clear lesson on the need for solar power in this environmentally challenged world we live in.