Release Date: 21 March 2003
Format: Paperback / softback
Category: Popular Science
This work reveals the work of inventors and scientists who are developing ways to produce the electricity we need for the 21st century. It also looks at the psychology of invention and the claims that some inventors trick investors out of their savings. The book explores the revolutionary work of inventors and scientists who have struggled to develop clean and "fuel-less" new ways to produce the electricity we need for the 21st century and beyond. If the technologies could be developed commercially, they would offer almost costless energy, which would mean the end of the oil economy and freely available electricity throughout the developed and underdeveloped world This book contains elements of a dramatic conspiracy thriller in which greed, mendacity, murder, suicide, suppression, betrayal, jealousy, madness and misunderstood genius all play their full parts.
It also investigates the complex psychology of invention and reserves a chapter for those inventors who are either self-deluded mavericks or charlatans who aim to trick gullible investors out of their savings Most importantly, there are technologies here that explore ways that may be able to solve the planet's most serious problems.
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Australian Bookshop. Established 2003