Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Essays
  • Language:English
  • Pages:240
  • eBook ISBN:9781617922053

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence

by Robert N. Danziger

Book Image Not Available
Overview
More or less nonfiction, this raucously funny book throws readers the insider's curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the US effort on alternative energy. Part memoir, part energy adventure, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the serendipitous journey from musician - to college dropout (Bob left after three months to join an experimental band) - to experimental musician - to law school graduate - to space law pioneer - to energy cogeneration consultant - to clean air industrialist - to large wood sculptor - to scientific environmental thinker at large - and back. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the first energy or environmental book that makes no point and doesn't ask you to think, by a ghost of alternative energy past. Check out more cartoons and other extras at EnergyLaughs.com (www.EnergyLaughs.com). Music, energy history, long golf clubs, walking chairs and the other parts of the autho
Description
"Bob's book is both funny and poignant and keeps the reader laughing and thinking. . . The audience [at the book launch talk] still wanted more." ---Highly Recommended; National Steinbeck Center, Colleen Bailey, Director. Humorist and alternative energy pioneer Robert Danziger . . . has enjoyed more careers, and indulged in more laughter, than many people would experience in two lifetimes. Instead of a sanctimonious polemic or yawn inducing lecture, the author provides an endless stream of hilarious stories from the front lines of the energy field. Robert Danziger recognizes that many people find any discussion of alternative energy to be, at best, devoid of any humor whatsoever. The book stands as a powerful antidote to those who take their own beliefs, industry, and desire to lower global energy consumption just a bit too seriously. To add to the delight, the book contains many cartoons that add visual comic relief to the written humor. --Blog Business World; May 15, 2010; by Wayne Hurlburt * * * * Four Stars (out of five) "All of [his] accomplishments might make one think that Bob Danziger is a very serious man. Quite the contrary--he writes with a continuous twinkle in his eye and a hard-to-conceal smile on his lips. . . Danziger's storytelling ability makes this book a pleasure to read." -- ForeWord Clarion Review; May 5, 2010; by Kristine Morris "Robert Danziger, the self-proclaimed "ghost of alternative energy past," has released a novel that dissects the energy debate using a tongue-in-cheek bipartisan approach that breathes life into what is normally a political hotbed. . . [It is] hilarious new animated nonfiction" ---Highly Recommended; Monterey County Weekly, Cessna in Flight, Melissa Cessna. Terrific book - I've already devoured it on a plane trip to Houston! What a great and funny read, and you are so correct, it appeals to everyone regardless of their political or commercial "stripes"! ---Great and Funny Read, Larry Kellerman, alternative energy pioneer. More or less nonfiction, this raucously funny book throws readers the insider's curveball on oil embargoes, the race to the moon, and an elite think-tank that led the US effort on alternative energy. Part memoir, part energy adventure, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the serendipitous journey from musician - to college dropout (Bob left after three months to join an experimental band) - to experimental musician - to law school graduate - to space law pioneer - to energy cogeneration consultant - to clean air industrialist - to large wood sculptor - to scientific environmental thinker at large - and back. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Energy Independence is the first energy or environmental book that makes no point and doesn't ask you to think, by a ghost of alternative energy past. Check out more cartoons and other extras at EnergyLaughs.com (www.EnergyLaughs.com). Music, energy history, long golf clubs, walking chairs and the other parts of the authors life can be found at BobDanziger.com (www.BobDanziger.com).
About the author
A key player in the alternative energy industry for over thirty years, Danziger was the first person to eliminate an entire class of pollutants from a working power plant. To date, his efforts secured the largest energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction event in history. He has also produced six albums, including "Never Dreamed" and "1910 Nocturne," which was on exhibit as a sound sculpture at the Monterey Museum of Art, and "Steinbeck's Chinatown" which was on exhibit at the National Steinbeck Center. He was also awarded a gold medal for Best Original Music at the New York Film Festival, the "Best Available Control Technology" by the U.S. EPA, an Honorary PhD in Fine Arts by Cal-State Monterey Bay, and seven patents.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.