Energy: A Textbook
Howard C. Hayden
Energy: A Textbook is written for people
who want to be able to be able to discuss energy with confidence.
There is nothing quite like knowing data—and knowing how to handle
the numbers—so that you can hold your own in conversations, write
sensible letters to the editor, and distinguish fact from fiction.
It is a superb choice for the home-schooling crowd.
This book is printed in full color in 8-1/2´11
format, Perfect bound. It deals with realism from the get-go in a
completely non-partisan way. The equation for power from a
hydroelectric dam is the same, regardless of any political,
philosophical, religious, or sociological point of view.
There are exercises throughout the book to make
sure that you understand the material.
There are no diversions into side issues like
politics, environmentalism, climate, or any other hot-button
issues. The first step in understanding anything is to learn the
facts. Let Energy: A Textbook guide you through this
This book is is a bargain at $25.
Howard C. Hayden (Editor & Publisher)
Every time we heat something, cool something, shape something,
move something---in short, do anything to anything---we use energy.
Despite the necessity for abundant energy, there are strong
political forces---in and out of government---that strive to stifle
energy production using a variety of excuses, usually in the name of
saving "the environment." Every form of energy production,
every form of energy transmission, and almost every form of energy
usage has been attacked by these self-appointed saviors of the
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How Climate Alarmists Confuse Cause with Effect
Howard C. Hayden (Vales Lake book)
“The Science is Settled!”
So we are told by climate
alarmists eager to silence skepticism about their PlayStation
It is telling that the IPCC has
never made a cause-effect graph showing “forcing” (in watts per
square meter) from CO2 on one axis and the resulting
temperature rise on the other. Had they done so, using real data
instead of computer models, they would have discovered the absurdity
of their predictions.
An approximately 30%
increase in oceanic emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere
since pre-industrial times is said by the IPCC to be
No, they don’t really think that humans have some machines in the
ocean spewing out CO2; rather, they recognize that the
oceans have warmed up and are emitting more CO2. Oh, and
an annual 6 trillion kg of CO2 emissions from combustion
somehow becomes about 20 trillion kg of CO2 going into
the ocean annually. Go figure.
Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment:
How humanity and the rest of the biosphere will prosper from this
amazing trace gas that so many have wrongfully characterized as a
dangerous air pollutant!
Craig D. Idso & Sherwood B. Idso (Vales Lake book).
Global warming alarmists tell us the horrors of increasing
atmospheric CO2 concentration. Skeptics tell us
that it's not all that bad. Finally, there is a non-apologetic
treatise that tells us
of the benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment in
an alphabetical format. This extensively referenced 360-page
color book by Drs. Idso and Idso tells us of fifty-five benefits of
atmospheric CO2 enrichment, and belongs in the
library of all who study CO2 and climate.
That's 55 benefits. Fifty-five!
The benefits are not squeezed out of computer models, but are
based on real data. CO2, after all, is plant food,
absolutely necessary for all of the biosphere.
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|A Primer on
Howard C. Hayden (Vales Lake book)
Renewable energy is touted as the solution to many problems,
among them pollution, global warming, and an impending dearth of
conventional energy resources. To understand the role of
renewable energy, it is necessary to know (A) how much energy we
use, (B) how we use the energy, (C) how renewable energy devices
work, (D) how much energy the devices produce, and (E) on what
schedule the devices produce energy.
What do we mean when we say that an energy source is renewable?
Trees grow year by year, and can be used for firewood. But
how fast do they renew themselves? Rain falls and we can
use the water for hydropower, but how fast can we produce
electricity without using up the supply? Sun shines in the
desert, but how fast does the energy arrive at the
photovoltaic array? If a dam silts up in (say) 100 years, can
we say that the hydro energy is renewable?
Howard C. Hayden is Professor Emeritus of Physics,
University of Connecticut (now living in Colorado).
Global Warming and Species Extinctions: Prospects for the Future
Dr. Craig D. Idso and Dr. Sherwood B. Idso (Vales Lake book)
One of the great horror stories associated with predictions of CO2-induced
global warming is that the warming will be so fast and furious that
many species of plants and animals will not be able to migrate
towards cooler regions - poleward in latitude, or upward in
elevation - at rates that are fast enough to avoid extinction. But
is this claim true? Learn what the scientific evidence suggests in
this insightful new book.
Dr. Craig D. Idso is a former Director of
Environmental Science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri, and
is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological
Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American
Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of
Phi Kappa Phi. He did research at the Arizona State Department
Dr. Sherwood B. Idso was a Research Physicist with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at
the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona. He
is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific publications
including the books Carbon Dioxide: Friend or Foe? (1982) and
Carbon Dioxide and Global Change: Earth in Transition (1989).
He served on the editorial board of the international journal
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology from 1973 to 1993 and since 1993
has served on the editorial board of Environmental and Experimental
Botany. Over the course of his career, he has been an invited
reviewer of manuscripts for 56 different scientific journals and 17
different funding agencies, representing an unusually large array of
Einstein: Is Relativity Necessary?
Tom Bethell (Vales Lake book)
Questioning Einstein: Is Relativity
Necessary? by Tom Bethell is a serious scholarly work that is
very well written, absorbing the reader in a tale of long-neglected
experimental results that plays out to a deep satisfaction in
finally answering the question, "Why can't I understand
relativity?" This is a fresh, unique review of both special and
general relativity. It takes for granted that Einstein’s
mathematics is properly done. It does not quarrel with the numerous
experimental results that support Einstein’s general relativity
Then what is the quarrel with Einstein? Bethell
argues that special relativity theory is wrong and general
relativity theory is not necessary. For example, Einstein himself
derived E = mc2 without relativity theory, and he
also argued in a lecture in 1920 at Leiden that “space without ether
is unthinkable,” only 15 years after having said that the ether was
Bethell’s book is not mathematical; after all,
he does not quarrel with Einstein’s mathematics. Importantly, it is
strongly based on experimental foundations. Time dilation, for
example, is supported by—but not proved by—moving muons and clocks
carried around the globe.
In particular, Bethell promotes Petr Beckmann’s
case that the medium of propagation of light is the dominant
gravitational field. That idea is actually part and parcel of
Einstein’s general theory of relativity, save that the latter hides
the simplicity behind tensors in curved space-time.
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Global Warming, and Coral Reefs: Prospects for the Future
Dr. Craig Idso (Vales Lake book)
First unveiled at the 2009 International Conference on Climate
Change in New York City, this book reveals much about the lives of
coral reefs. Global warming alarmists argue that if the water
temperature rises, the corals will bleach. Indeed, they do.
But if the temperature falls, the corals also bleach. Still,
coral reefs have managed to adapt and survive for hundreds of
millions of years.
Dr. Idso explains the adaptive mechanism that have allowed coral
reefs to survive despite tremendous changes in environmental
conditions that have occurred throughout geologic time.
|A Primer on CO2
and Climate, Second Edition
Howard C. Hayden (Vales Lake book)
A Primer on CO2 and Climate discusses the
global warming controversy, using a heavy emphasis on data.
Yes, glaciers are receding, but they have been doing so since 1750.
Yes, sea level has been rising, as it has been for the last 18,000
years; we are continuing a slow rate of rise that has persisted for
about 7,000 years. Yes, the earth has been warming (unless you
ignore the data since 2001) for over a century. Yes, CO2
has been rising, but the rise extends back hundreds of years.
Yes, there is a correlation between CO2 concentration and
earth's mean temperature, but there is a better correlation between
temperature at a given time and CO2 concentration
hundreds of years later. Yes, Antarctic ice shows
higher CO2 concentration than it has for the last
half-million years, but --- on the half-billion year
time scale, CO2 concentration has never been this low.
With only on weak correlations and computer models with
many arbitrary coefficients, some fear mongers (including, but not
limited to Al Gore) have expressed willingness to destroy the
economies of the world by restricting energy production.
|Jewels in Peyote
Stitch: Twenty-six full-color patterns for beaded jewelry
Jill Moring (Vales Lake book)
Jewels in Peyote Stitch is a book of intermediate to
advanced designs for beaded jewelry done in odd-count flat or
tubular peyote stitch. The band bracelet designs in the collection
could be accomplished by beginning peyote stitchers. Bead-covered
beads are used for bracelet clasps. Complete instructions for all of
the necessary beading techniques are given in clear color diagrams.
Many designs are sets that include a necklace, bracelet and
earrings. The author often mixes bead colors to achieve an “antique”
look or to give the beaded surface extra interest. Unusual projects
include “Blooming”, a three-dimensional flower pin; and “Victorian
Rose”, a medallion necklace, bracelet and earring set. The author
encourages beaders to try their own color combinations if they
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|A Promenade Along Electrodynamics
Junichiro Fukai (Vales Lake book)
. . . . . A drive
on a highway with clear signs has a predictable view. If you take a
detour to go around a mountain or go through a forest, you might
encounter an unexpected beauty . . . . .
This book is about an experience concerning a promenade along
electrodynamics. Stories begin with a puzzling question on the forces
between two charges in relative motion. The readers are guided to go
through a mathematical road to reach a new formula to predict phenomena
associated with electrodynamics. The results are further elucidated by
comparing the theory with special relativity. The arguments are limited
in basic theory and results are presented in a clear and comprehensive
The "new" theory we found here turned out to be an old one that was
discovered by Wilhelm Weber in 1848. The theory was, however,
incomplete. The author shows some fundamental remedies to fix the
shortcomings and explores a different world view based on the new
This book is about an attempt of human mind to find a connection
between the world of ideas and the world of phenomena.
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|7 Easy Steps to CNC
Programming. . .A Beginner's Guide
David S. Hayden (Haydenpub Book)
CNC is the language that is used to tell programmable lathes,
milling machines and other equipment how to shape materials
according to the designer's wishes. This Beginner's Guide
lays out the basics in very clear detail.
Bonus deal: Get free copy of
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|The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear
Petr Beckmann (Golem Press paperback book, 10th printing)
Every source of energy has its hazards. To ask for "safe energy"
is to ask for gasoline that doesn't burn. In this classic book,
Petr Beckmann compares the hazards of nuclear energy with those of other
sources in the only honest way: by comparing hazards for equal
amounts of energy produced.
|Orthogonal Polynomials for Engineers and Physicists
Petr Beckmann (Golem Press hardcover book, limited
Three features make this book unusually interesting.
First, by combining two methods independently discovered by Prof.
Tricomi (Italy) and a group of Russian mathematicians (not published in
English before), the text derives the properties of all classical
polynomials in general, and simple substitutions yield the differential
equations, Rodriguez formulas, generating functions, leading and second
coefficients and other characteristics of any classical family.
Second, the results are applied to contemporary problems
Third, this book contains the first publication of a method treating
non-Gaussian random processes with virtually any probability
|Elements of Applied Probability Theory
Petr Beckmann (Golem Press paperback book, limited
An extract of Beckmann's Probability in Communication
Engineering (Harcourt Brace & World, 1967), this book is written as
an introduction to probability for students of science and engineering
who have a background in calculus. Very readable.
|Hammer and Tickle: Clandestine Laughter in the
Humor compiled by Petr Beckmann (Golem Press book, limited
Seems to be a paperback version of Whispered
Anecdotes from Behind the Iron Curtain.
A crowd of Czechs admires the US Ambassador's Cadillac parked in
a Prague street. One of them says to his neighbor:
"Isn't it beautiful? What a show of technology and economic
"Yes," answers the addressed man, "a great product of Soviet
"You crazy? Don't you know a Cadillac?"
"Sure I do. It's you whom I don't know."
Petr Beckmann (Golem Press paperback book, limited supply)
Neither a concert guide nor a reference book, Musings is a
potpourri of interesting anecdotal matter of music lovers.
|The Structure of Language: A New Approach
Petr Beckmann (Golem Press book, available only as PDF)
No matter what the vocabulary is, and no matter what the grammatical
structure is, every language is an error-correcting code. It has
to be, because messages are always sent over "noisy channels" and become
garbled. The receiver, nevertheless, must be able to interpret the
|Einstein Plus Two
Petr Beckmann (Golem Press hardcover book.)
A moving charge
experiences a force as it moves through a magnetic field. The
velocity to be used in the formula, however, is not the velocity of the
charge with respect to the magnetic field, but the velocity with respect
to the observer, according to the theory promulgated in books of
electricity and magnetism. This, says Beckmann, is offensive to
the relativity principle.
OUT OF PRINT!
|Continuous Transitions in Open Waveguides
Viktor V. Shevchenko (Translated from Russian by Petr Beckmann.
Golem Press book)
Available only as photocopy.
|Statistical Antenna Theory
Y.S. Shifrin (Translated from Russian by Petr Beckmann.
Golem Press book)
While supplies last.
|Radiation from Apertures in Convex Bodies (Flush-Mounted
L.N. Zakharyev, A.A. Lemanski, and K.S. Shcheglov (Translated
from Russian by Petr Beckmann; Golem Press hardcover book.)
VERY RARE. Only 3 in stock.