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41. Energy Management Handbook, Seventh
42. Wind Energy Explained: Theory,
43. The Emotional Energy Factor: The
44. Careers in Renewable Energy: Get
45. The Healer's Manual: A Beginner's
46. Your Seven Energy Centers: A Holistic
47. IP-Enabled Energy Management:
48. The Psychic Energy Codex: A Manual
49. Energy: Its Use and the Environment
50. Why Should I Save Energy? (Why
51. Endless Energy: The Essential
52. The 7 Day Energy Surge
53. Masters of the Living Energy:
54. The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy
55. Energy Healing for Dogs: Using
56. Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation
57. The Energy Healing Experiments:
58. The Subtle Energy Body: The Complete
59. Lose Weight, Have More Energy
60. Solar Energy Projects for the

41. Energy Management Handbook, Seventh Edition
by Wayne C. Turner, Steve Doty
Hardcover: 950 Pages (2009-07-06)
list price: US$249.95 -- used & new: US$213.65
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Asin: 142008870X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Revised to cover the latest innovations and trends, the newest edition of this classic work provides detailed coverage of every component of effective energy management. It includes expert information on, boilers, steam systems, cogeneration, waste-heat recovery, HVAC systems, control systems, systems maintenance, industrial insulation, indoor air quality, thermal energy storage, and codes and standards. It also covers key administrative issues such as energy auditing, economic analysis, utility rates, natural gas purchasing, energy security, and utility deregulation, as well as ways to measure and verify energy savings. Illustrations, tables, graphs, and other helpful aids are provided throughout.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great survey of Energy
I bought this book for a class.I found this book to be a great introduction to lots of topics surrounding energy.

Sure, I could complain about a couple of things:
1. some chapters feel like they are (somewhat) updated versions from the previous edition (which they are!), and
2. some minor topics are not explained, as if it was assumed that the reader would know what it was.No, there weren't too many of those.

2-0 out of 5 stars Outdated
I was expecting the new edition to have updated a few things, for example LEDs are still neglected in the lighting sections.
All in all it's still a good reference manual.The visual presentation of the material is disturbing; it's full of copy/pasted excel tables in low resolution. ... Read more

42. Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application
by James F. Manwell, Jon G. McGowan, Anthony L. Rogers
Hardcover: 704 Pages (2010-02-23)
list price: US$100.00 -- used & new: US$71.20
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Asin: 0470015004
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Wind energy’s bestselling textbook- fully revised.

This must-have second edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on:

  • the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics;
  • wind turbine testing and modelling;
  • wind turbine design standards;
  • offshore wind energy;
  • special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.

Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on data processing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineering students.

This book offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practising engineers.

“provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy.” (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, November/December 2003)

“deserves a place in the library of every university and college where renewable energy is taught.” (The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol.41, No.2 April 2004)

“a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power.” (Choice, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002)

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1-0 out of 5 stars no practical examples.
This book has no practical examples. This book is really boring. It only talks about theories but there aren't any examples or application.

If you're a professor, DO NOT USE THIS BOOK. Use something else.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best-written text on wind enegy!
This book is absolutely the best book I have owned on the subject. I love the simplicity of the text, clarity of the illustrations, and above all the fact that it covered all the necessary areas on the subject. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge on wind energy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fifty new homework problems and a new appendix on data processing are just a few of the updates
The second updated edition of WIND ENERGY EXPLAINED: THEORY, DESIGN AND APPLICATION includes the latest data, illustrations and all new material on wind turbines, offshore wind energy, and more. Fifty new homework problems and a new appendix on data processing are just a few of the updates and expansions for this fine edition, recommended for any college-level science and natural resources collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Wind Energy Engineering book!
This is a great book.So far, the theoretical teachings in this book have been excellent for my ME 430 class.

5-0 out of 5 stars A nice, practical introduction to the field
I've just started this book. It's for a Wind Energy Systems course. So far, it has been a very straight-forward and practical introduction into the field of wind energy. While it is very easy to understand and very practical, it's also been quite thorough in explaining the concepts. Overall, I anticipate this to be a great book; certainly one of the "keepers" you come across every now and then. ... Read more

43. The Emotional Energy Factor: The Secrets High-Energy People Use to Beat Emotional Fatigue
by Mira Kirshenbaum
Paperback: 288 Pages (2003-12-30)
list price: US$13.00 -- used & new: US$6.98
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Asin: 0440509254
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Do you wish you had more energy?
Do you often feel drained, even after a good night’s sleep?
Are there days when you can’t get going...when you just feel blah?

If so, you’re not alone. You’re suffering from emotional fatigue--an all too common outgrowth of our frenetic modern-day lives. But you can regain your emotional energy forever with this groundbreaking book from psychotherapist and bestselling author
Mira Kirshenbaum that includes many helpful hints and informative real-life stories.

This book shows you how to tap into the sources of emotional energy that already lie within you. In these remarkable pages, you’ll discover 25 practical, no-nonsense secrets to living the vital, happy, hope-filled life you deserve by building the kind of energy no pills, push-ups, or power bars can provide...the kind of energy that comes to the rescue when your body has reached its limits. It’s called emotional energy. Successful, high-energy people have learned to harness it--and now you can too with their secrets in this powerful, life-enhancing book.

Drawing on nearly three decades of professional experience as a psychotherapist and researcher, Mira Kirshenbaum has developed a bold new program to help you raise your inner energy quotient and keep it high for life. The results are astounding: an aliveness of mind, happiness of heart, and a spirit filled with hope--the fuel that makes all things possible. Now you can reclaim the energy within, the energy that drives and sustains you, as you discover:

• How to diagnose your own emotional fatigue
• The power of active prayer
• Two simple things you can do to turn a pressure situation into one that gives you emotional energy
• Positive Negatives: how to say no to the things you don’t want to do
• How to live your life your way--a giant step to emotional well-being
• The Appointment Book Cure to free up time and get things done
• How to stop buying into someone else’s expectations of you
• The Emotional Energy Diet: how to lose those extra pounds and keep them off
• PLUS many more tips, tools, and techniques for you to get more emotional energy today!

“The single biggest difference between people who get what they want and people who don’t is energy,” states author Mira Kirshenbaum. With energy, everything is possible. This book shows you how to harness it in order to accomplish more, struggle less, feel more energetic, and find the zest--and courage--you need to live the life of your dreams.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Marginal, Nothing Groundbreaking
This was OK, but contained nothing new or groundbreaking - what I would call "Master of the Obvious" advice.I was really disappointed that the author even had a chapter advising that improving your looks would make you feel better.What was bad about the advice was she used as examples a man who got a face lift and a woman who paid a professional shopper to completely overhaul her wardrobe.Come on, Mira, get a grip!!!It was at this chapter that I lost all respect and to me the book lost credibility.I still can't believe she would include something so shallow.I'm just glad I didn't pay full price for this.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simple principles to give you more energy
Here are the teachings of this book summarized. Here is how to have more energy:

Quit worring about other peoples expectations. This is a huge drain on energy. Live up to your own standards.

Do things daily that are meaningful. What are your priorities?

Pray in a meaningful way, have a dialog with God.

Do what you really want to, stop doing what you do not like.

Imagine what you will be like with emotional energy. Make it real in your mind.

Look forward to a bright future.

Have fun in life!

Don't cry over spilt milk, move on.

Envy is poison and Guilt is Stupid.

and much more, very basic teachings that are common sense but we all need to be reminded of these things. If you want to examine these areas buy the book, if you know all of this, keep looking else where. This book is very basic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sigh of relief.....
Run, dont walk and get your credit card.You ,may think- I cant I have no energy. Well after this book, you WILL.You will literally feel the weight being lifted off your shoulders as you read. You will not believe how incredible this book is.Ever wonder why you are feeling blah?I couldnt figure it out either.I thought there was something wrong with me.I exercise, eat well, take care of myself but I felt too pooped to pop.This book will literally wrap you in a big hug and slap you upside the head as well. I could feel myself feeling lighter as I read.EVERY possible thing you could possibly think of that you think is bringing you down can be tied to emotional fatigue.Mira addresses every issue....And what to do.If that doesnt work or you cant do a particular solution, she offers another.I cant even begin to tell you how great this book is. You will feel like your old self and feel full of energy again.I feel like I can be me again.Thank you Mira!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars I read lots of self help book and this is one of the very good ones.
Bought this after reading her other book "Is He Mr. Right?" which I recommended to my girlfriends. I briefed it and thought it was too simplistic so I was going to give it away. Then 1 night I couldn't sleep and read the book backwards and it was very good. So good that it was used in my meeting w. employees and it motivated them to be better. I plan to re-read, take notes, then pass this book on to others who will benefit from it. Looking forward to reading her 3rd book too "Too good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay".

5-0 out of 5 stars Attitude Is Everything!
We all know people who drag around, whine and complain and can't take the initiative to make things happen in their lives. A copy of this book might be a life saver for them.
It's a good one for even high-energy people to have on hand. Every now and then things get you down, but dipping into this book gives ideas to jump start your enthusiasm again.
When you read a section, you say "of course," but it is good to be reminded of these. Some concepts may be new to you.
Examples of these "secrets" are:
*negative people bring you down
*unfinished business is an energy drain
*embrace the present
*never envy anyone
Mostly the book benefits you by giving you perspective. We all have a lot going on in our lives, but keeping it in perspective makes it much easier to deal with. Attitude is everything! ... Read more

44. Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job
by Gregory McNamee
Paperback: 208 Pages (2008-03-01)
list price: US$20.00 -- used & new: US$11.85
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Asin: 097737243X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Numerous job opportunities await in the fast-growing field of renewable energy. Grab this handy book and discover how green energy can be a part of your future. Job sectors include solar and wind energy, biofuels, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, geothermal energy, hydro energy, green building, climate study, energy management and efficiency, and much more. Various jobs within each sector (engineering and technical positions, project management, R&D and sales/marketing) are discussed, and the appendix is loaded with resource materials for further education and training, professional associations, reference Web sites and more. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Qualification in renewable energy
This book should be called "qualification in renewable energy". It talks how to qualify in seven fields of renewable energy:solar,wind,geothermal, hydroelectric power&marine energy, bio-energy, hydrogen energy & fuel cells and green building. It'll also refer you to college program and certificates and further-study websites/books.

However the book doesn't list the major companies in each industry/sector. But if it did, the book would be much thicker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Formula Book Well Executed,Superb But "Lite"
I read in multiples.See my reviews of 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make A Difference as well as Green Intelligence: Creating Environments That Protect Human Health for the snap-shot on this round, and at Phi Beta Iota, the Public Intelligence Blogs, use the Reviews menu to access my 49 reviews on Environment (Problems) and my 57 reviews on Environment (Solutions), all with links back to the Amazon page for each book.

This is a 4 in comparison with many other books, and was disappointingly generic and "lite" in the resource sections, BUT this is BEYOND 6 STARS if you do not have a college education and wither will not get one (see chapters on Solar, Wind, and Geothermal) or are just going into college (see chapters on Bioenergy, Hydro, Buildings, and Energy Management)....so I give it a solid 5 over-all.This book is NOT for "mid-career" folks with degrees looking to switch tracks.

The book consists of seven energy specific chapters, six on "earth-based" renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro & marine, bio, hydrogen fuel cells), one on nuclear.The seven appendices are short and ample for a first book but not at all sufficient to make this a reference book of any kind.This is basically a "Dummies Guide to Green Jobs" in *very* general terms.

Having said that, I found myself impressed by the care taken to discuss best colleges and specific college course for those who are college-bound, and to discuss certificate programs for those with a high school education and practical experience.

Another reason I went with a five over-all was because the author uses "Knowledge is Power" as a recurring theme and this I consider hugely beneficial to any reader of this book both in concept and as manifested in this book in each chapter.

Some of my notes:

SOLAR:High school plus certificates (HS+C), move now.Provides 25% of US power now, power to 1 billion people worldwide, k2.3 million full-time jobs now (and growing).

WIND:HS+C. Cheaper than solar by a large factor, lists twelve states where wind farms will be big, top three are North Dakota, Texas, and Kansas.

GEOTHERMAL:HS+C and College/Graduate Engineering.Cheapest and most promising, available everywhere on the planet.Japan, Iceland, New Zealand, Italy, Indonesia, and Canada at the forefront [for those who have not heard, Iceland just declared independence from Denmark, those 600,000 folks are going to be *very* wealthy in the future, especially if they form some kind of Northern Alliance with Eastern Russia, Alaska, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories while keeping their Denmark bridge into Europe).

HYDRO:Provides 90% of the renewable energy in the US now, but the author glosses over the fact that most of our dams are backed up and ready to break.Tidal and wave energy mentioned, but this is an especially "lite" chapter.

HYDROGEN:Twice as efficient as petroleum in producing energy in cars, five types of cells, nine difference processes.This is one way of making renweable energy portable in fuel cells.

Of the four chapters on larger specializations, the ones on Green Building and on Energy Management were best for me, the two on Green Transportation and Teaching Energy very disappointing.

BUILDINGS.I learn buildings in the USA use 39% of our energy, 12% of our water, and that Green Buildings are a 12 billion dollar a year industry and growing.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT.For a mid-career person this is the one chapter that makes the book worthwhile, the author makes the point that this field is very computationally intense and most demanding in terms of advanced education.

The appendices are very lite after the first one (Where to Study: 50 Schools), but cover web sites, online job listings, workshops, associations, and state energy offices.Then a gloassary worth reading, and an index.

Bottom line:a superb and very reasonably priced overview book for anyone who either wants to think about college as a path into the green jobs of the future, or for anyone who wants to forego college and think about business options that are just now starting to boom.In both cases I also recommend the two books above, and the following (in the case of the below, reading my summary reviews may suffice):

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage
Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
The Resilient Earth: Science, Global Warming and the Fate of Humanity

5-0 out of 5 stars A guide to help environmentally conscious readers find a new career
Oil will eventually run out on our planet. It's only a matter of time - but it doesn't have to be the end of the world, no, it can be the way of the future and help readers find an exciting new career in the fields of renewable energy. "Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job" is a guide to help environmentally conscious readers find a new career that will help them and help advance the concepts of Solar Energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydroelectric energy, Green Building, among other countless jobs available in renewable energy, providing countless references and resources to help readers get started. Any searching for a career in renewable energy and any public or business lending library catering to students or career changers will find specific and important this guide to clean energy opportunities across the country. From extensive lists of training facilities, schools, workshops, and professional organizations and societies to web sites and energy programs, this is the place for job seekers and career changers to begin. Expertly compiled and researched, "Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job" is highly recommended for environmental studies collections with a crossover to career shelves.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, grounded, and action oriented -- not a boring list of lists
If you are looking for the typical career guide that is a dry list of job titles, job descriptions, and employers that is old news the day it goes to print, this is NOT it.Careers in Renewable Energy is what students and career-changing folks will WANT and NEED and can USE to find validation and inspiration as they embark on a career solving our growing sustainability problems!

I teach an undergraduate Earth Sustainability course that gets students fired up to work toward changes in the ways we produce and consume energy globally.While it's great that they have that motivation, few know where to direct it.I've shared my copy of Careers in Renewable Energy with them, and it seems to go from student to student, never making it back to my bookshelf between!

The author provides backgrounds on each category of renewables (e.g. hydrogen, solar, wind, geothermal, hydro) as well as applications (e.g. building, transportation).From there, he talks about skill sets and courses that provide the best foundation for various areas and job functions.These roadmaps can be used to customize a curriculum that best prepares one to work in a given renewable energy field.And as we know, energy problems don't align neatly with a given university department!

Mr. McNamee presents a carefully assembled set of tools, really, to help one on a journey toward a career in renewable energy.There's information on the green universities, certifications, associations, job sites, and publications.The author takes a very holistic approach to career selection and preparation.It's not about "how can I earn the most money" but more about "how can I find a way to contribute to solving our energy crisis?"

The book is an enjoyable read, succinct yet complete.It is a must-have for anyone considering a new or different career in renewable energy...or anyone advising them!And if you weren't already considering a new career?You might after you read THIS book!Enjoy :-) ... Read more

45. The Healer's Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Energy Therapies (Llewellyn's Health and Healing Series)
by Ted Andrews
Paperback: 234 Pages (2002-09-08)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$7.48
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Asin: 0875420079
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Noted healer Ted Andrews believes it is our unbalanced or blocked emotions, attitudes, and thoughts that deplete our natural physical energies and make us more susceptible to illness. The Healer's Manual shows specific ways-involving color, sound, fragrance, herbs, and gemstones-to restore the natural flow of energy. Use the simple techniques in this book to activate healing, alleviate aches and pains, and become the healthy person you're meant to be.
• New cover • New interior design
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Healer's Manual: Ted Andrews
This is one of the best books on medical metaphor's out there. I gave one to each of my Reiki students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
This is an excellent book. It is journey for the different ways of spiritual healing.

5-0 out of 5 stars healer's manual: beginners guide to energy therapies
if you're just getting into learning about different energy healing techniques that are simple and easy, this is a book to add your collection!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Healer's Manual
I found the book very interesting and informative. I had very little
exposure to this type of practice before this book and now have a much
better understanding of the intricacies involved in Energy Therapy. I
rate this book a 5 and recommend it be acquired by any student of the
occult. If you are a student of alternate therapies and holistic healing
you will benefit by what this work has to offer. It will make an excellent addition to the occult library.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent everyday resource
The author made it very easy to use all the exercises and make it so it is an everyday resource for all practitioners from beginner to advanced. It gives you the back to basics of what so many lightworkers seem to forget once they get into the realm of having clients. ... Read more

46. Your Seven Energy Centers: A Holistic Approach To Physical, Emotional And Spiritual Vitality (Pocket Guides to Practical Spirituality, 6)
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Paperback: 234 Pages (2000-06-01)
list price: US$8.95 -- used & new: US$4.63
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Asin: 0922729565
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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There's more to you than meets the eye...
Your Seven Energy Centers contains powerful insights and tools forwholeness based on the science of the body's subtle energy system andits seven energy centers (or "chakras").Drawing from the wisdom ofthe world's spiritual traditions, it shows how you can nurture yoursoul through the seven stages of personal growth that correspond tothese centers.

Includes an overview of holistic techniques that help restore thebody's energetic balance-from homeopathy, vitamins and spa therapiesto meditation, affirmation and visualization. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you
I am one of "those" folks that book readers hate.The one that "HI LITE"the parts I love in the books I buy.

This book is filled with information that I pull from constantly

I have used several of the exercises in the book with small groups, as a monthly growth exercise.

Great tool.

Thank you
Rev. Allen

3-0 out of 5 stars Great, if you are new ageish
I thought this would be something more analytical with real information. It was a little new ageish for my taste, but I have friends who swear by it. I guess it depends on how deeply you believe this stuff. It wouldn't be a good overview of the energy centers, but rather a more in-depth view, with more spiritual explanations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Energy Healing is important
If you have not checked into Energy Healing, this book is an excellent, easy read. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to know about this incredible resourse for health NOW.

5-0 out of 5 stars All you wanted to know
Easy, friendly, complete. The best bookabout chakras ever. I've read a lot of books about this theme till I've found this one I was not buying becasue I thougt it was too small to contain so much wisdom. I was proved wrong. You won't regret. This is a book we all MUST read. You will understand and learn a lot of pratical things. Namaste!

5-0 out of 5 stars There's more to you than meets the eye!
I am reading this book for a book study group that we have at our local chain bookstore.It is practical and laid out in a way that makes it easy-to-read.It has wonderful stories throughout, many from a variety of spiritual teachers from the world's spiritual traditions, that clarify and expand on the points being made.It is a great study of the body's subtle energy system.For each chakra, the authors give the following correspondences: location, color, sanskrit name, # of petals, positive expression, unbalanced expression, corresponding part of body, musical instrument,gemstone, spiritual tradition and life lesson.I highly recommend this book as it makes the profound practical and enjoyable. ... Read more

47. IP-Enabled Energy Management: A Proven Strategy for Administering Energy as a Service
by Rob Aldrich, John Parello
Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-10-05)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$27.94
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Asin: 0470607254
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Extend Your Energy Management Capabilities

Managing energy usage via a company network allows you to create an energy management program that can be scaled company-wide, and this unique book shows you just how to do it. Through step-by-step instruction and real-world case studies drawn from the expert author team's own experience at Cisco, this book lays out an IP-based energy management strategy to optimize resources, dramatically increase energy savings, and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

How do you establish energy management across multiple functions, such as compute, network, and storage while preparing for building infrastructure convergence? How do you set up energy domains on a network? How do you bring this all together into one unified energy program—then deploy it, manage it, and measure results? Find the answers in this timely guide.

  • Consider energy in terms of risk, cost, and resource management

  • Gather raw data on where your company is now and set up benchmarking

  • Create strategies across multiple stakeholders and goals, including facilities, IT, security, and sustainability

  • Establish and administer energy domains

  • Review the basics of energy accounting, measure results, and set up reporting

  • See how to make your program sustainable and prepare for the future

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nicely Done!
This is a very nicely done book really taking a practical look at how energy is used on your network. This is the first "benchmarking" book for energy worth a crap that I have read. Most of the "green" fluff out there today is loaded down with market so vendors can push their wares on your network. Hey, we all have mortgages to pay right? But come on man! I just read about energy efficient paper shredders that save you thousands a year...and it had the math to prove it! Here is the part and the question that is not being anaswered; "Where do those numbers come from and why?" As an engineer, I need a nice reference to level the playing field and bring everyone to the table. This book has successfully done just that.

I have interviewed Rob and John numerous times in the past for TechWiseTV and I have always been impressed with their honest desire to conserve energy and build the best network possible now matter who's gear you use. They took that same passion, common sense and applied it to this book. If you are burnt out on read "greening" pdfs from every vendor under the Sun and just want a honest and solid method for understanding the problem, designing a solution and being able to honestly report your before and after results, then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this to all networking geeks out there! ... Read more

48. The Psychic Energy Codex: A Manual For Developing Your Subtle Senses
by Michelle Belanger
Paperback: 288 Pages (2007-07-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$9.48
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Asin: 1578633850
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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An authoritative manual for psychic development, The Psychic Energy Codex explores the roots of modern metaphysical beliefs, including the doctrine of the subtle body in the Western tradition, the origin of belief in the chakras, and core principles behind time-honored techniques such as meditation and creative visualization. Like Belanger's Psychic Vampire Codex, The Psychic Energy Codex makes esoteric topics accessible and understandable.

The Psychic Energy Codex . . .

- De-mystifies psychic experience, taking a practical, rational approach to phenomena from psychometry to spirit communication with a style that will engage beginners and experts alike

- Provides many hands-on exercises that encourage readers to develop their own beliefs based on direct personal experience

- Teaches readers the underlying principles of psychic phenomena that can then be applied to any interaction with the subtle world

Written in Belanger's engaging, almost novelistic style, the parts of this book that tell her own story draw readers into the possibility that they, too, can develop their own innate abilities.

* Try this at home: Grow your own psychic energy. Learn everything there is to learn about subtle energy bodies-- our own and others.

* A step-by-step guide through the metaphysical wilderness and a plethora of material on all things psychic.

* Contains a full chapter on how to form a Psychic Study group. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Psychic
The book is really good in aiding someone to develope and know what energy is and how to use it.Michelle has shown her abilites many times on several of the paranormal shows etc.

4-0 out of 5 stars better than expected
I purchased this for a book club I belong to.I was not thrilled about it since I'm not generally a big fan of her work, but I have been very pleasantly surprised.This book is geared for the absolute beginner.I am glad to be reading it so I can recommend it to students one day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
An intelligent guide to dealing with psychic energy that's written in an easy to understand format.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fills a much needed gap
I admit, I bought this book due to the reputation of the author, and once again, Ms. Belanger did not let me down.Some have compared this (unfairly, IMO) to her previous work, The Psychic Vampire Codex.Even for those who identify has psychic vampires, I can't help but recommend this book as a supplement.She makes no bones about energy work being a path of learning, practice--and practice and practice and practice.

To my delight, I found she oriented a lot of her material towards the solitary practitioner, aware that one would not always have access to an understanding partner, a detail I find sadly lacking in most books on the same subject.Thank you for another great gift to the occult community.

5-0 out of 5 stars Psychic Success
Michelle Belanger shares her in-depth knowledge of all aspects surrounding psychic abilities.She gives the reader insight into her progressive views on religion, energy, and much more. Ms. Belanger provides exercises to help better distinguish between our readily accepted 5 senses and the psychic sense we all possess to some degree. Other exercises help you test and develop psychic abilities. Compared to other books I have read on the subject, "The Psychic Energy Codex" is a combination of valuable information and a fantastic workbook one can use and refer to again and again. ... Read more

49. Energy: Its Use and the Environment (with InfoTrac?)
by Roger A. Hinrichs, Merlin H. Kleinbach
Paperback: 672 Pages (2005-09-30)
list price: US$171.95 -- used & new: US$77.42
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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What is the impact of energy issues such as lobal warming, radioactive waste, municipal solid waste, and nuclear energy production materials on the individual and society? ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT emphasizes the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment, explaining the basic physical principles behind the use of energy, including the study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. By placing energy issues within the context of everyday examples and asking you to define and support critical arguments, ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT offers a provocative approach to this crucial issue. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Energy: its use and the environment
The book was all beat up, but the seller said it would be.It was a ton cheaper than buying it new, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted
I got the exact book I was looking for.Also, it was shipped quickly which was perfect because I needed it for a class that had already started.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Textbook
I've been teaching at a community college for 16 years in the field of energy efficiency, Passive solar, building science, healthy homes, sustainability, green issues.I have used thisbook and its earlier versions in my classes because it gives the best science basis for energy.It is also written by a physics professor as a textbook, with review and questions at the end of each chapter.

This book shows the "systems efficiency" of energy sources, which is the correct way to examine any proposed alternative energy.This is the way many of these topics is presented in other books.I like the book also because it starts at the beginning--physics--in the discussion of energy.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not excellant...
This pertains to the 4th edition (published 2005). The material is solid and informative, but the photos are all black and white. I find this unacceptable in the twenty first century. Additionally, many of the photos are of very poor quality.

4-0 out of 5 stars solid intro to energy
Energy provides comprehensive information on basic energy principles, electricity, fossil energy resources, nuclear power, renewable energy resources, energy conservation, and the impacts of energy use on the environment. While it contains all the requisite equations and problemsets, the concise, clear coverage of the environmental and policy issuessurrounding our energy use really distinguishes this book from other energytexts. ... Read more

50. Why Should I Save Energy? (Why Should I?)
by Jen Green
Paperback: 32 Pages (2005-02-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$0.20
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Asin: 0764131567
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Children take electricity and other energy sources for granted, until one day their community has a power blackout. They come to realize thatin lighting homes and keeping houses warm, we are using up natural resources that can’t be easily replaced. If we fail to save energy, a time may come when our homes will always be cold and dark.Part of every child’s development involves asking questions. Today, some of the most important questions kids ask are related to the natural environment. The enlightening and entertaining four-book Why Should I? series demonstrates the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories that answer children’s questions and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book but lacking
This is a good book but from my point of view it was not convincing enough for children to understand the point. It could be a good introduction. ... Read more

51. Endless Energy: The Essential Guide to Energy Health
by Debra Greene PhD
Perfect Paperback: 319 Pages (2009-08-03)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book is about human energy--where it comes from, where it goes and how to have more of it consistently. It takes the new science of energy medicine, translates it into clear and simple terms, then spells out easy ways to maintain energy health. This is the new Home Health Guide for the 21st Century!

The fields of energy psychology, energy kinesiology, and energy medicine have vastly altered what is known about how we function. But much of this life-altering information has not made it into the mainstream. Endless Energy puts these revolutionary ideas into your hands in easy to understand and practical ways.

Endless Energy:

  • Explains how energy healing works
  • Exposes the unseen energy aspects of illness and disease
  • Ties together diverse healing approaches under one umbrella
  • Describes the four energy bodies that comprise our energy system
  • Provides practical tools to sustain vitality and energy health
  • Addresses how intention and prayer work and why they sometimes don't
  • Discusses the link between energy and information
  • Connects the physical with the nonphysical in a seamless way
  • Positions the energy body within a universal energy framework
  • Explores where consciousness comes from
  • Includes powerful yet simple energy exercises that get results

What people are saying:

If you care about the future of your health, you need to read Endless Energy.

Confused or skeptical about energy medicine as it applies to you? Endless Energy easily navigates you through energy anatomy and physiology, providing the big picture overview, connecting the dots with rigorous research, and detailing easy energy exercises. This book has it all.

Written in the conversational style of a caring practitioner, Endless Energy is the definitive guide to energy health.

Endless Energy walks you through the mysteries of human energy while providing you with the practical guidance to successfully master it.

If your clients or friends are clueless about subtle energies, go out and buy every one of them a copy of Endless Energy.

Endless Energy endorsements:

James Oschman, PhD, World authority on energy medicine, Author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis says:This is the book many of us have been waiting for--a bridge between the compelling science of energy and our own personal experiences of energies. The book is powerful and practical. I enthusiastically recommend it. Be prepared for an exciting and rewarding inner journey.

Bruce Lipton, PhD, Best-selling author of The Biology of Belief says: Endless Energy offers an informative and skillfully woven presentation on how the mind, emotions, and energy fields shape our physical life. Included are valuable step-by-step strategies to manage our energy bodies and regain sovereignty over our health and happiness.

Dawson Church, PhD, Best-selling author of The Genie in Your Genes says:Debra Greene's understanding of subtle energies in theory and practice is extensive. Building from a foundation of science and ancient wisdom, this book is an important contribution to energy healing, providing a unique approach to mastering the energies in your life. - Beverly Rubik, PhD, Leading authority on the biofield Endless Energy makes the complexities of the multi-layered human energy system understandable, without losing any of the rich depths of understanding that we have garnished in the last few decades. Besides an excellent theoretical overview, she gives you simple exercises that put you into immediate contact with your own energy field. An inspiring yet eminently practical guide. Highly recommended. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Book!
Debra Greene, PhD has written an essential guidebook for anyone who seeks to better understand the human energy system, how it is related to our physical and emotional health, and how we can influence our energy to promote wellness and healing.Within the book, readers are given simple exercises to allow greater energy awareness and also an extensive list of scientific resources and references for deeper study.There's ample substance in this book for both the scientist and the lay person to allow them to makes sense out of this very complex topic.I recommend this book as a must-have for practitioners integrating energy modalities. It offers practical language and information we need to use to be taken seriously.Likewise, it will also help us to engage in better communication with our clients.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Debra while visiting Maui last month and now also know her as a very authentic, healthy being who practices what she teaches.She is youthful, slim, radiant and a delight to be with.The energetic radiance Debra enjoys is available to all of us.Thank goodness she has shared what she knows so we can all enjoy it too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Energy systems in a nutshell
What a wonderful book! Talking about human energy systems has never been easy, we know that they are there, but how do we describe them? Debra has changed all of that with her structured and concise way of talking about our energy bodies. Now we have words and concepts to use, as well as great exercises to make sure that we stay in energetic shape. This is a book that I will refer to again and again and am recommending to all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Endless Energy by Debra Greene
I found Endless Energy to be a readable, concise and informative introduction to the mystery of human energy systems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Accessibility with Credibility
Endless Energy presents the science and potential of healing energy. The language is clear, accessible and enhanced with lots of visuals. The exercises throughout are practical, motivating and comprehensive. This guide is excellent for initial exploration or a confirmation and aid for further inner healing and energy work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super charge your life:
Debra Greene offers an opportunity for me to educate myself how to fine tune my living in a way that will optimize my positive experience of my everyday life. I am grateful to benefit from her years of education and experience in a way that I can apply to my world for instant improvement. This is a book that I will recommend to all my friends. ... Read more

52. The 7 Day Energy Surge
by Jim Karas, Cynthia Costas Cohen MFT
Paperback: 272 Pages (2010-03-30)
list price: US$15.99 -- used & new: US$4.98
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Asin: 1605294799
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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We all know what it feels like to be "on"—to wake up feeling refreshed and rested, to bound through the day feeling like you can conquer the world as you bounce between work, family, and friends, and go to bed feeling relaxed and satisfied with your accomplishments. What made all the difference during those highly productive days? It’s simple—energy.

You can't buy it at the store, but you can control your energy levels. Here for the first time is a simple program to increase your energy immediately—and keep it up throughout the day, every day. Through his work with more than 500 clients, Jim Karas has identified the 10 components that contribute to your personal balance-of-energy equation—and created the 7-Day Energy Surge to help you put all 10 to work for you. He exposes the bad habits that sabotage energy, lays out the principles for increasing your energy and offers simple strategies that are easily customizable for anyone to use anywhere . . . at any time.

What’s more, energy-positive habits also translate into weight loss. Plus, by maintaining that lower weight, exercising regularly, sleeping well, breathing deeply, and keeping a positive mind-set, you will not only experience a surge of energy but you will fight pain, fatigue, headaches, stress, depression, disease, and aging.

In just a few minutes a day, you can jump-start your weight loss, reduce your stress, and enhance your sex life. Get ready for the 7-Day Energy Surge. It starts now. In no time, you will possess a huge bank of enriching energy—and feel better than you ever have before!

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5-0 out of 5 stars Jim Karas ROCKS!!
Jim's other book, "Business plan for the body" REALLY changed my life and this book is also a "must have", in my mind. Take it from someone who has struggled with their weight for years, this book is a tool to get you going in the right direction!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good information, some of the same
This book had some great information but a lot of it was what we have been hearing before: eat right, exercise, get enough sleep.

There was some new stuff. In the exercise section the author discounts cardio and says you only have to do strength training (except for walking). As someone who HATES cardio you think I would love this advice. But I have never noticed major and quick weight loss without cardio. Of course this book was more about having more energy. I do notice that cardio seems to make me more tired. But I would think then, one should just do cardio closer to the evening rather than not at all, since cardio relieves excess weight and weight also drains your energy.

Even if you disagree with the cardio advice though, there's some new stuff: how you should breathe in order to have more energy, more sex for more energy, mood/attitude's affect on energy, and music's affect on energy. Still I wouldn't say the info is revolutionary, just not usually what people think of when they think about more energy. It kinda goes like this: the deeper you breathe, the more sex you have, and the more positive your thoughts=more energy. Music is a little more involved of a section.

Worth getting if you're into this stuff or if you're from an old school way of thinking and having heard about how to breathe properly and attitude's effect on energy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing
Jim never ceases to amaze me.He continuously refines his concepts and philosophy through research and hard work.His book is fantastic and on target.He and Cynthia come together in this book in a way nobody else has in the industry.The great thing is, every day you see more and more research coming out that supports the tenants of the book.

I travel all around the world for work and keeping my energy up is critical.The 7 Day Surge walks you through the critical steps to improving your life mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

Jim & Cynthia really hit it out of the ballpark with this book!


5-0 out of 5 stars the best book ever in it's category
This is the first time that I truly see a book that guides you by body and mind, I recomend this book to anyone that wants to be a better person> I'm giving this as a real valued present to my loved ones

Jim Karas & Cynthia Costas Cohen hit it out of the ballpark with this book!The 7 Day Surge walks you through the most important steps ever to improving your life mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and let's not leave out sexually!

They hit the nail on the head from start to finish and Jim is just so funny and to the point about getting rid of the nonsense and focusing on what our bodies really need that this book is a quick and easy read.

Yes, this book will flat out challenge you to get serious and stop sitting on your butt waiting for a pound to miraculously fall off onto the floor.

I went to Trader Joe's yesterday and realized that for the first time I was writing a shopping list while I shopped and sampled.And I also saw how much junk I buy that I don't even want or need.

Follow Jim and Cynthia's directions to the T in this book. There are people in Los Angeles paying these two "Energy Experts"thousands of dollars to get their lives together and now you can do it for what?$17.00 bucks.That's a good deal to me. I feel like Whoopi every time I eat something now!

Thanks to both Karas and Cohen!You really wrote a great book that is changing my life for the better every day! ... Read more

53. Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru
by Joan Parisi Wilcox
Paperback: 368 Pages (2004-07-12)
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An intimate glimpse into the world of ancient Peruvian spiritual practice and cosmology.

• Reveals the mysteries of the world of living energy (kawsay pacha) through intensive in-depth interviews with six Q'ero mystics.

• Explores the energetics, spirits, tools, and practices of Andean mysticism--the real story behind the fictionalized accounts in The Celestine Prophecy.

Known as the "keepers of the ancient knowledge," the Q'ero Indians of Peru are the most respected mystics of the south-central Andes. In 1996 Joan Parisi Wilcox traveled to the Andes and was able to record the mysteries of kawsay pacha, the multidimensional world of living energy, through more than 40 hours of intensive interviews with six Q'ero paqos, masters of the ancient spiritual traditions of Peru.

The Q'ero are known for having preserved the Inca spiritual tradition more purely than any other indigenous population in the Andes. The in-depth interviews presented in this book recount the direct words of these masters so readers can discover for themselves the mind and heart space of these people. Four new chapters of this revised edition focus on the work of the mesa, the Andean form of a spiritual medicine bundle, and its use as a conduit for the healing energies of nature. The mesa is called the "heart's fire" because it represents the finest energy--the energy of compassion--that a paqo cultivates while walking the sacred path. Wilcox provides instructions on how to make, activate, and work with a mesa, as well as other practical exercises showing how we can use the power of the Andean spiritual tradition in our own lives. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Written word about Living Energy - with life in the words
"Masters of the Living Energy":Joan Parisi Wilcox aptly titles her book, honoring the Andean teachers -- several Q'ero elders, mestizo paqo Americo Yabar, anthropologistJuan Nunez Del Prado, and young paqo Puma Quispe -- who are interviewed in this pioneering work, which brings elements of the indigenous cosmology of the region to those English speakers who are taking a serious interest in it.The result is not a well-defined, clear-cut, organized system.This is good.The understandings and practices of the native peoples of the Andes do not constitute a body of doctrine.There is no counsel to rule on what is approved and what is heretical.

There is though an underlying ground of experience and shared awareness, which is revealed.The book is a little bit raw.I love that Wilcox has resisted the temptation to cook it too well.As we read the accounts of a variety of elders, investigators, teachers, we're let in on the messiness of coming into a culture not our own; our minds, being jostled about by the unfamiliar details, are left to ponder the real quarry: this field of"living energy" (Kausay, in the Quechua language).The indigenous "spirituality" (our concept) does not constitute a religion.There isn't a holy book, a clergy, or other means of authority.There isn't a bureaucratic structure between man and godhead, to grant favors or levy punishment, earthly or in the afterlife.What we glimpse instead is an archaic, pre-"civil"-ized, before city, before stratification, form of awareness. Each individual in connection (munay), balance, with the elements of nature, with others in the human family, and with and within the field of energy that constitutes itself into what we experience in this everyday world as well as in non-ordinary realms.

As it turns out, although these realms, which the conventional mindset of our modern culture would classify as superstition, are not described in an objectively identical way across cultures, there do turn out to be interesting parallels among indigenous peoples around the globe.And similarly, the diverging but overlapping prescriptions of elements of the Andean experience, as chronicled by Wilcox, leave us an impression, a feeling for the experiences that these teachers share. Opening a variety of doors, and peeking behind them ... such investigation is suggestive of the methodology of awakening that indigenous shamans - journeyers, travelers, dreamers - undertake.And while reading a book about such experiences is exactly ¬not the same as having them, since mental investigation is the tool at hand for many of us, we're invited to engage that tool and see if some of this speaks to a part of us we've been missing.

For those readers already somewhat familiar, there is much to ponder here, on topics like the mesa, Andean initiations, energetic healing practices, and ways to move the kausay using one's own field.

4-0 out of 5 stars Must Read!!!!!
This is the best book on Peruvian Shamans that I have ever read.I have read many books on the subject of Shamanism and I feel this is the best yet.The interviews she has with the Q'uero and the translators, the culture of these people, all facts pertaining to their beliefs, simply an amazing read.I would recommend this book to anyway who is embarking on the path of a Shaman.


3-0 out of 5 stars Masters of the Living Energy
This is the identical book by the same author as "Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge". I have had to send it back for a refund. I was not thrilled to find I had ordered a book that I already owned, but with a new title. Nowhere was there any mention of it to alert someone of that.

But, it's a great book, and I was looking forward to more insights on the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars Masters of the Living Energy
This is an awesome book containing information that is very timely and much needed to save our planet.- Only one criticism - this is an updated version of Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge but the only way to find out is by reading the introduction.Unfortunately I ordered both books and had to return Keepers.It would be awesome if Amazon had a way of letting customers know about updates with different names.

Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru
Was exactly what Iwas looking for. Book is inperfect shape and was shippedon time. Very pleased ... Read more

54. The Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Big and Small Improvements
by John Krigger, Chris Dorsi
Paperback: 256 Pages (2008-09-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$8.06
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Asin: 1880120186
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In The Homeowner's Guide to Energy Efficiency, John Krigger and Chris Dorsi help homeowners set realistic personal goals for reducing their energy consumption. Their methods for making homes more energy efficient will also improve comfort, safety, durability, and resale value. They guide readers through the process of assessing current energy usage and predicting the benefits and estimating the costs of remodeling options. With projects ranging from simple fixes to large-scale renovations, this book offers solutions for the energy-conscious homeowner, regardless of budget, technical ability, or time. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Book review
Book was full of good ideas for this day/age.Shipment was quick and arrived in good condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good resource
I found this book very readable and engaging.It really helped me prioritize my home/energy projects.

4-0 out of 5 stars Getting Energy Efficient
With the way the economy is these days, saving money takes new importance. One of the ways to do that is by making smart choices about energy efficient appliances and making your home more energy efficient. This book, designed for homeowners aims to just that and argues that any home can be improved from an energy standpoint.

After a two page introduction that touts the benefits of making your home more energy efficient, the book opens with the idea that you need to develop an energy use plan for your home. Chapter One discusses the differences between energy consumption and carbon emissions, the energy costs in the building materials, and how both big and small changes/fixes are important.Everything adds up and adding it all up is the key to determining how much energy you are using whether it is electrical, gas, propane or oil. Basic math is illustrated along with a couple of case studies before ten obvious choices are briefly discussed such as installing programmable thermostats, changing appliances, adding insulation, upgrading windows and doors ,etc.

Chapter Two is all about "Lighting and Appliances" and delves into the topic by explaining what the "Energy Star" program really means, different types of lighting, what you can do with appliances up to and including replacing them. Along with the text, there are plenty of small sidebar tips and illustrations.

"Water Heating" is the theme of Chapter Three which explains different basic terms as well as how to adjust your habits as well as your water heater. Along with what to look for if you want to replace your water heater, how to insulate the tank and/or water lines is covered along with replacing shower heads and how to go about creating a solar water heating system.

"Heating and Cooling First Steps" is the title of Chapter Four. The basics of airflow, humidity, temperature, comfort zones, etc is covered along with the uses of programmable thermostats, ceiling fans, natural ventilation and whole house fans. Also mentioned are solar screens, reflective films, Venetian blinds and how to improve your roof reflectivity among other topics. Illustrations in black and white are included in this chapter as well as throughout the book along with various relevant tables.

Chapter Five, "Landscaping" moves the focus to what you can do with plants and trees.Beyond knowing what your general climate is you need to know your own home's personal microclimate. Which side gets afternoon sun, which side gets that bone breaking north wind in winter, etc. Once you know that, they suggest various ways to create shade, wind breaks, etc. Along with explaining the basic tree forms (columnar, pyramidal, spreading, among others) as well as how to plant and mulch the book guides readers as to the types of plants and trees might fit best in your particular microclimate. The book does not make specific tree recommendations at all and instead gives you the tools to consider what type of tree you need or want before heading down to your local nursery or landscape center to talk specifics.

"Finding and Sealing Air Leaks" is the theme of Chapter Six.Finding the leaks and determining how had they are begins the chapter before an explanation of various materials available to seal the leaks. Black and white pictures and illustrations help with the basic as does the text which also looks at various issues in walls, attics, and ductwork.

Chapter Seven delves into "Insulation" using the same format of defining the topic, determining what is needed. Along with tables and helpful information, the black and white illustrations showing the right and wrong way to install insulation and black and white photographs showing different types of insulation in various types of attics.

"Windows and Doors" and what to do about them is the topic of Chapter Eight.They may be the biggest heat and cooling loss from your home as the authors note. After explaining types of windows and window ratings, types of window treatments and if necessary, window replacement they follow the same format in their discussion of doors.

"Cooling Systems" is the theme of Chapter Nine. After cheerfully noting that "air-conditioning Systems are expensive and environmentally destructive to operate" they suggest various ways to improve the efficiency of your current ac system such as having the system professionally serviced, cleaning the coils, making sure your filters are changed and the system is charged correctly and appropriate for the home. Room ac units also discussed along with the installation and use of an evaporative cooler.

Chapter Ten moves the focus to "Heating Systems" and looks at the same basic issues in the same format. Improving your duct work along with having your system professionally serviced as well as possible replacement systems are key components of this chapter.

"Photovoltaic Systems" such as solar cells, a solar array, etc is the theme of Chapter Eleven. Not every home site is suitable for a solar panel, array or system and this chapter walks you through how to determine if it is a good idea and then how to go about having something installed.

Chapter Twelve has the title of "Moisture Management and Ventilation." Basically, you don't want mold or mildew in your home and this chapter tells you all the horrible ways moisture (mold/mildew, etc) can wreck your home and how to avoid it, find it if you have it, and deal with it.

Finally, if you are "Building a New Home" then Chapter Thirteen is for you. It discusses various construction and design methods you can use to make sure your new home is the best it can be from an energy use and emission stand point.

A list of various resources, a list of suggested internet keyword topic searches relating to each chapter and a four page index bring this helpful and informative book to a close.

While color pictures and illustrations would have been nice, this 180 page book published last year more than adequately address the topic. Filled with highly technical information simplified but never dumbed down for the reader, plenty of photographs and illustrations, this book provides a guidepost to helping the environment and saving the homeowner money in the long run. Everything in the book is doable by most people and the ideas presented are practical and worthwhile. This might not be the only book you would ever need on the subject, but it is a very good book.

Kevin R. Tipple (copyright) 2009

4-0 out of 5 stars Homeowner's Handbook to Energy Efficiency
I work in the energy conservation field. I am frequently asked by people if there is a reference book that is not filled with technical jargon.Something the layman can understand. I think this book may be it.I saw it on the Amazon web site during a search for energy related reference books. I haven't finished it yet but so far I find it is very informative using illustrations and photos along with explanations of energy saving measures. I recommend it to anyone that would like to make a difference by reducing their energy costs as well as their carbon footprint.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for Energy-Auditor-Wanna-Be's
I am an energy auditor and I spend much time educating people about energy efficiency, conservation, products, building science, and more.This book is a life and time saver!Since it became available, I've been able to point folks to it and have saved myself lots of time.The book is very easy to understand, very thorough, with good graphics.Everyone who owns a home should have this book.And, everyone who is wanting to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, AND fix their home should have this book. ... Read more

55. Energy Healing for Dogs: Using Hands-On Healing to Improve Canine Health and Behavior
by Nicole Wilde
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-03-02)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$18.50
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Asin: 0981722725
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Imagine a gentle, non-invasive healing method that can address pain, injury and illness; speed recovery after surgery; and have remarkable effects on fear, anxiety, aggression, depression, and trauma. Energy healing can do all this and more! Done on a regular basis, this safe, effective practice can help to keep dogs healthy and well-balanced. Anyone can learn energy healing. Through clear explanations and step-by-step exercises, you will soon be channeling life force energy through your hands to benefit dogs. You'll learn to scan for problem areas; ease joint pain and reduce inflammation; treat illness; calm your dog; heal emotional issues with the heart center technique; and much more. Energy healing is simple, natural, and free, and is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and the dogs you love. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is a great book for anybody wanting to learn more about energy work. It describes basic knowledge, simple exercises that can be done by anybody, and healing procedures. I use them regularly on my numerous cats and dogs.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for all Dog Lovers!
Energy Healing for Dogs is a must read for everyone who loves dogs. Nicole Wilde is an inspirational expert in the area of canine energy healing. She offers heartfelt stories, humor, and a practical approach to ways that you can help your dog's overall health and well-being, while lowering his stress level. If you are a visual learner, the pictures also are very informative , along with her easy to follow instructions about hands on energy healing. You will love this book!
Lisa Spector
Co-Creator, Through a Dog's Ear

5-0 out of 5 stars Nicole Wile does it again!
"Energy Healing For Dogs" is a well-written, easy to read book in typical Nicole Wilde style.Her knowledge of the subject is vast, and it's obvious that energy work has always been an important part of her relationships with animals.Her sense of humor is scattered throughout the book and I could hear her voice as I read it.Nicole used a few of my dogs for the pictures, and while taking them it was amazing to see how they reacted to her energy.One of my dogs has chronic pancreatitis and she tends to be uneasy in new situations.While taking the photos with Nicole, my dog quickly became very relaxed and a look of complete contentedness and relaxation came over her face.It was amazing to watch.I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to dog more with, and for, the animals in their lives.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Fascinating book - very informative yet easy to read. Includes scientific studies, step by step instructions and lots of pictures. Nicole's down-to-earth writing style is a joy!

5-0 out of 5 stars informative and effective
I'm not experienced with energy healing, but have been curious about the subject. I'm also a bit skeptical, what with all the "new age" stuff out there. But I'm always willing to try something that can help my dogs. I chose this particular book because it is written for everyone, from those like me who are brand new to energy work to those who are already practicing it. Wilde organizes the information in such a way that the reader can understand exactly what energy healing is and how it can benefit dogs, and then gives scientific studies to back up those claims. I appreciated that she didn't come at this subject from a "mystical" viewpoint, but instead presents energy healing as a natural skill that anyone can develop.

The chapter on canine body language was helpful so the person knows what to look for as far as the dog's comfort level, and I found the sections on sensing energy in everyday life and preparing yourself for healing to be helpful, even without the aspect of working with dogs. I was surprised to find that I could actually sense energy between my hands, and when I tried some of the techniques with my dog, I saw a definite relaxation response and felt a connection between us. My own dog tends to be nervous in general and she seemed to especially enjoy the heart center technique, which is helpful for emotional issues. A friend who had purchased this book tried the techniques too (we're practicing together) and she said her Shih Tzu, who is older and arthritic, always seems to feel a bit better after they have a session. The charts on canine chakras and color associations are interesting and have been helpful to refer back to as we practice. All things considered, I would highly recommend this book for all dog owners. If your dog has any type of medical or emotional issue you have nothing to lose, and if not, it's still a really nice way to have relaxing bonding time together, and improve your dog's general well being.
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56. Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation
by Harish Johari
Paperback: 176 Pages (2000-09)
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Asin: 0892817607
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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* Revised and expanded edition of the classic work on chakras by the renowned Indian scholar and tantra practitioner.* Over 35,000 copies of the original edition sold.* Includes full-color illustrations of the chakras to be used with the meditation exercises in the book and provides the tools necessary to activate these centers of transformative energy.

In the ancient science of tantra, the human body is viewed as the most perfect instrument for the expression of consciousness, a perfection realized through the development of psychic centers known as chakras. Located within the cerebrospinal system, the chakras are the stage upon which the interaction between higher consciousness and desire is played out. Consequently, it is through understanding and utilizing the energies of the chakras that we ultimately reach an enlightened state of being.

In Chakras, Indian scholar and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical principles of the chakras as well as their practical application for today. In this expanded edition, complete with new art and text, he unfolds the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice. Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate these centers of transformative energy and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth.

Meditating on the beautiful, full-color illustrations of each chakravitalizes the cerebrospinal centers and harmonizes the entire systemboth physically and psychically. Explanations of each chakra elaborateon the chakra's connection to elements, colors, sounds, sense and workorgans, desires, planets and deities, as well as on behavioralcharacteristics and particular effects of meditation. For scholars andspiritual aspirants of every level, Chakras is an invaluable, practicalsource of information and techniques. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Too complicated for most novices like me
Though I found certain sections very interesting and appreciated the authors detailed concepts, this book was not an easy read.First of all the Chakras themselves aren't even mentioned much until chapter 3.This is because the previous sections are talking about other things related to the chakras like prana and kundalini energies.There are many sanskrit words that can be difficult to keep straight in your mind if you haven't heard them before.In fact because I had difficulty getting into the flow of reading this book I stopped and picked up The idiots Guide to Hinduism- Read that 400 page book cover to cover- and then after that I picked up this book again and felt a lot more comfortable with it because the Idiots guide had explained all those sanskrit terms pretty well.Still, I didn't like that the book isn't concise sometimes and it's easy for your mind to glaze over.The other thing I didn't like was the pictures.I love that it had full illustrations and that it also had these illustrations again in coloring book form so that you can color them yourself for meditation.. but the pictures themselves I found somewhat distressing.Not all of them- but some.A couple of them were even plain scary looking to me. Like the one representing the root chakra which shows a woman with very wide bulging eyes staring at you. Now these pictures all have meaning to them obviously, but when you're meditating on something it shouldn't disturb you in the least and as for me- well I couldn't meditate using that.Personally I enjoy the CD that is meant to accompany this book much more than the actual book itself.Amazon sells the CD and it's basically mantras you can use for your chakra system.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best on subject
I really enjoy this book. It contains information which I failed to find in many other books, devoted to chakra's. Only thing I'd like to add is that chakra's system connected to physical body in two side way. You can begin with end you like. But greatest benefit you can get paying attention on physical, energy and chakra systems same time. Prolonged staying in "wrong" body position with attempt to meditate can be fruitless and even harming to health.

5-0 out of 5 stars educational
A very interesting book which allows you to travel to new levels of the mind - a transformation for all that read it.It allows one to find peace and serenity, and helps garner trust in oneslelf.It also allows creativity to grow.

5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable guide and reference work
The energy vortices or charkas are located within the cerebrospinal system and are the points of interaction between the spirit and the body. Each of the 7 main charkas is also connected to certain glands in the body and therefore has a role in the hormonal system.

The psychophysical energy dealt with here is electrochemical and operates through the life force (prana) that moves through the body along the nadi channels. The seven main chakras are all connected to the main nadi. By understanding this system one can cultivate a higher state of being.

This illuminating and comprehensive book includes the following chapters: 1. The Principles of Tantra Yoga, with a section on states of consciousness; 2. Kundalini Yoga; 3. The Essentials of the Chakras; 4. Chakras, Rebirth & Spirituality. The appendix consists of extracts from the Hindu scriptures on the various stages of Yoga.

The aforementioned Chapter 3 deals with each of the chakras in turn, providing a description of each, the psychological energies that operate in it, the shape, yantra and color of each chakra, its predominating sense aspects, its seed sound (bija), number of petals, residing deity and ruling planet. It was interesting to learn about the Soma Chakra, an unnumbered energy point also called Amirta or Indu, that resides within the 7th or Sahasrara chakra.

The principles of the chakra system and practical applications are discussed in detail, including visualization techniques. The text is enhanced by beautiful color paintings of each energy vortex plus plenty of interesting black and white illustrations. The book concludes with a glossary and index.

Johari's revised and expanded edition of Chakras is a very accessible work and packed with facts. As such it is ideal for both the novice and the advanced energy worker. It provides all the information, techniques and tools to activate one's energy system for enhancing spiritual growth, balanced emotions and mental and physical well-being.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Confusing
Why Not?
This book is very confusing, it uses a lot of sanskrit words,
which just makes it impossible to comprehend.
The information is presented with no form, they're is no way to remember everything. The book has no life in it.
The book needs more pictures, and the use of english terms instead of sanskrit.
If you are trying to learn about chakras, and yoga, this isn't the book for you.
It is like a sanskrit dictionary.
The part that really bugs me, is that it says the book is about chakras, when most of it is about Yogi Meditation.

Expect for that, the book has nice pictures (but few) and very descriptive. ... Read more

57. The Energy Healing Experiments: Science Reveals Our Natural Power to Heal
by Gary E. Schwartz
Paperback: 272 Pages (2008-08-19)
list price: US$14.00 -- used & new: US$1.99
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Asin: 0743292391
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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A healer removes the pain of a broken wrist in fifteen minutes. Another removesan ovarian tumor in a couple of weeks. Still another, from thousands of miles away, regenerates the nerves of an injured spine for a patient on whom the doctors had given up. These sound like tabloid stories but could they be true? They are just three out of millions of instances in which healers have claimed to manipulate energy fields to cure the body.

Books on vibrational medicine, prayer, and spiritual healing present readers with an array of historical and current discoveries and techniques. But so far nobody has addressed the reality of healing through comprehensive scientificresearch. The Energy Healing Experiments fills that void. Harvard-educated Dr. Gary E. Schwartz provides scientific experiments and evidence to reveal the truth about the existence of energy fields and unlocks their potential for enhancing your health. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Be Very, Very Careful of Energy Healing Claims
There is no genuine, reproducible evidence that energy healing produces results outside the subject's mind.If there was, it would be on all the networks and a huge corporation would be selling it.

As it is, new age and human potential movement practitioners review and support each other, but the scientific community does not accept their results. Are all scientists "against" spirituality or healing?Is that really the case?

Use logic and common sense when evaluating ideas and 'evidence' such as presented in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars eye opening evidence
this book is really great!if you are interested in energy healing this book will who you the scientific side.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quick and as described
The book arrived very quickly and in the condition described. Would definitely do business again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Overeducated credility makes a best-seller
The author has a Harvard Ph.D. in psychology and has written a series of books on spiritualism that sell well but are exercises in credulity.

One "Healer" he writes about approvingly is John of God. If you go on the web you can find several exposes of how John does his thing as he misleads his followers.

His bibliography, however, contains several interesting items which may repay further study.

I note that his "former colleague" with whom he collaborated on earlier bookd is no longer associated with him. I wonder why?

4-0 out of 5 stars A Useful Gathering of Information
While some other reviewers found this information dry, I found it fascinating. I'm not a scientist by a long shot, but when I read about scientific experiments I want to know the details, particularly because there are so many factors involved. Especially when it comes to this type of subject matter -- and I say this as an energy healer -- I want to know that the placebo effect or other factors are not contributing to the results. I began reading this book as research for one of my own books, and ended up finishing it before I knew it. Okay, it's not for those looking for scintillating prose that reads like a novel, but the information speaks for itself and Gary Schwartz has done an excellent job of presenting it a way that the non-scientists among us can understand.
- Nicole Wilde, author Energy Healing for Dogs: Using Hands-On Healing to Improve Canine Health and Behavior ... Read more

58. The Subtle Energy Body: The Complete Guide
by Maureen Lockhart Ph.D.
Paperback: 416 Pages (2010-09-23)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$13.87
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Asin: 1594773394
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A global study of the psychospiritual body and its central role in the esoteric and spiritual traditions of the world

• Explains the nature, purpose, and functions of the subtle body

• Explores the role of the subtle body in such traditions as Alchemy, Ayurveda, Tantra, Qi Gong, and Yoga

• Shows how the various layers of the subtle body provide a map for various levels of consciousness

Ancient traditions of both the East and West have long maintained that the human being is a complex of material and nonmaterial systems, or energy bodies. The “subtle body” is an energetic, psychospiritual entity of several layers of increasing subtlety and metaphysical significance through which the aspirant seeks knowledge of the self and the nature of God. In many traditions, the component parts of the subtle body serve as a map of the different levels of consciousness.

The practices and disciplines that evolved from an awareness and understanding of the subtle body, and how the material and nonmaterial work together, form a coherent system of psychospiritual transformation that is central to numerous and extremely diverse spiritual practices--including those of the Gnostics, Sufis, Native Americans, Vedic seers, Chinese, and Greeks. The subtle body plays an essential part in more recent traditions such as Anthroposophy and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way and the cutting-edge science of Ervin Laszlo’s research into the Akashic field. But the benefits of understanding the role of the subtle energy body are not confined solely to the spiritual plane. The energetic bodies provide a coherent system of life-affirming principles and practices for the diagnosis and treatment of the whole person that is not only part of many traditional healing systems, such as Acupuncture and Ayurveda, but also is forming the basis for a synthesis of traditional and contemporary healing practices that could lay the foundation for the medicine of the future. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (10/10)

The back of "The Subtle Energy Body" says "The `subtle body' is an energetic, psycho-spiritual entity of several layers of increasing subtlety and metaphysical significance through which the aspirant seeks knowledge of the self and the nature of God."Maureen Lockhart gives us pathways to find that knowledge of the self, attain freedom from things that tie us down and get a closer connection with our God.

The book is divided into two parts; one being "Eastern Perspectives" and the other being "Western Perspectives." Combining the two gives us a better understanding of the practices and how we can incorporate them into our own lives.

Personally I've been a seeker and healer for the past forty years so having an opportunity to delve into this book gave me a lot of "ahas."I specifically enjoyed reading chapter seven, "The Bodies of Buddha," where I found that "each Buddha is believed to be capable of overcoming a particular evil with a particular good, and each has a complete system of iconographic symbolism. Each is associated with a direction, a color, a mudra, a mantra, a symbol, an element, a sense, and specific qualities."

The book includes colorful photographs depicting icons, mandalas, and other symbols.I enjoyed seeing the Tibetan monks demonstrating mandala painting as well as seeing a sand mandala.I had the opportunity to experience watching both being done; mesmerized by the detail and focus the monks have.They are true symbols of having their energy body synchronized with their source.

"The Subtle Energy Body" makes a great resource for those that are already attuned their own energy body but more importantly it's for those that are seeking that "something" that is missing in their lives.Lockhart provides a gateway, you provide the body. ... Read more

59. Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days, Second Edition
by Peter Glickman
Paperback: 150 Pages (2005-03-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$6.16
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Asin: 0975572229
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Master Cleanse since Stanley Burroughs wrote the original book in 1976. Written in a clear, simple style, it is based on the author's coaching hundreds of people, both live and on one of the largest Internet bulletin boards. It covers the widespread nature of obesity, the body's method of handling toxins by storing them in fat cells, how to do the cleanse, what detox symptoms are, what to do about them and what pitfalls to avoid. This book also contains personal experiences from scores of people as they did the cleanse day by, what to expect, which days are the worst, how the cleanse affects women, what ingredients to buy and answers the 70 most frequently asked questions. The author, Peter Glickman, has been a chiropractic clinic director, chelation clinic director (alternative medical procedure for plugged arteries), contributing editor to an online alternative health newsletter and president of two computer software companies.

Publisher of best selling diet books prefers Glickman's LOSE WEIGHT...to Craig Claiborne's

By Thomas Lipscomb

March 23, 2008

As the publisher of the number one bestselling CRAIG CLAIBORNE GOURMET DIET, I have tried both Glickman's and Claiborne's regimes, and Glickman's works far better.

I lost 20 lbs in 10 days, and made a major alteration to my permanent diet that keeps the weight off. The diet is simple, sound, easy to master and execute and it works.

Most diets are about as complicated as IRS instructions for your tax return and one can quickly find an excuse for giving up.

Following up the diet with a sigmoidoscopy to take advantage of the newly cleared intestinal tract should be the ultimate way to detect and prevent colon and intestinal cancers.

Any book this short that is this clear and this good should be in everyone's library. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it should have been
This book wasn't written very well. It didn't have enough information on the topic and repeats information in the book too many times. I would have preferred a more logical book than the detail from his blog site. It wasn't organized and overall was written poorly. It barely gave me the information I needed and was tedious to find information in it. The topic was interesting and there are other books that have better information and are written better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Guide
This book was wonderful! Any and everything that I had a question about was answered in the book. It is full of detailed accounts of people who tried the Lemonade Diet with success and some with little. I would buy the original Lemonade Diet (1976) and this one if I was doing this the 1st time around.

5-0 out of 5 stars A pick for those who are looking for personal health treatments
There is no price tag on health and happiness. "Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days: Take Charge of Your Health with the Master Cleanse" is a guide to the master cleanse, a practice that can help people begin their trek to a more complete health experience. With instructions as well as anecdotes from others reflecting on their cleansing experience, "Lose Weight, Have More Energy, & Be Happier in 10 Days" is a pick for those who are looking for personal health treatments.

5-0 out of 5 stars Prompt delivery in great condition
I recieved the book I ordered in a quarter of the time expected. It arrived in better than expected condition. I will use this seller in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved this BOOK!
I followed this detox for the ten days and lost almost 10 pounds! Wahoo! Plus I felt amazing afterwards. I plan on doing it again in a couple of months :) If you are looking to start a healthy lifestyle this is the book for you! ... Read more

60. Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius
by Gavin Harper
Paperback: 196 Pages (2007-06-22)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$12.55
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Asin: 0071477721
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Let the sun shine on your evil side - and have a wicked amount of fun on your way to becoming a solar energy master! In this guide, the popular Evil Genius format ramps up your understanding of powerful, important, and environmentally friendly solar energy - and shows you how to build real, practical solar energy projects you can use in your home, yard - even on the road!

In Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to build more than 50 thrilling solar energy projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans, with clear diagrams and schematics, so you know exactly what's involved before you begin.

  • Illustrated instructions and plans for 30 amazing pretested solar energy projects that assume no prior experience with energy science
  • Explanations of the science and math behind each project
  • Projects that progress in difficulty - from simple ones that may inspire science fair entries - all the way to converting a real home to solar energy
  • Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources-plus all the tools you'll need

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with complete plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources for:

  • Crushed berries solar cell
  • Solar "death ray"
  • Solar powered hot dog cooker
  • Solar furnace
  • Sun-powered refrigerator
  • Camping shower, oven, and more
  • Hot recipes for solar cooking
  • Water purifier
  • Flashlight
  • Garden lights
  • Solar vehicle
  • Environmentally friendly robot
  • Much more!
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5-0 out of 5 stars Evil Genius - Solar
I would recomend this book to anyone wanting to get a start in learnig about solar energy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very simplistic.Extremely disappointed.
This is a good book for a 10 year old maybe.Was expecting some neat, unconventional uses for solar energy based on the title, but this was just a collection of things such as distilling water with saran wrap and the like.Very disappointed.

1-0 out of 5 stars You can get the information in the book online for free
You can get the information in the book online for free..
* Black and white photos
* Phases of work you need further clarification
*Book gives an overview of the project .

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun, but scant on details
I was disappointed in this book. It's hard to tell who the book is aimed at - an electronics buff or a middle school science teacher. There is almost enough information to complete many of the simpler projects, but not enough to tackle the more interesting ones. And some of the projects have no directions at all!

I would buy this book if I wanted to get inspired and play around with some simple projects, but if I were interested in constructing a photovoltaic system or a solar hot water heater, I would find another book. The book, Green Energy Projects for the Evil Genius, has more complete directions for more interesting solar projects that this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of Solar Experiments
I learned new things about solar energy. Did you know the sun does not rise in the east or even south of east in the continental USA? I thought it did, knowing we are north of the tropic of cancer and even at June solstice high noon the sun still is slightly south of me.
It rises in the northeast in the morning swings south of vertical at noon and arcs into a sunset in the northwest!
The projects are not fully explained at times and well explained at others, so I could not rate it a 5 star. ... Read more

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