All entries for Thursday 04 June 2015
June 04, 2015
Maligned by Jude Fawley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A scary journey into the world before modern medicine, where people who appear to be helping are actually killing customers and patients alike, through ignorance and arrogance. I liked the very flawed nature of the main characters involved. The ideas behind the story are interesting and well thought out. Unfortunately, the story itself isn't great it doesn't feel complete as a reader. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the slightly factual scary nature of Maligned.
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I really hoped this book would cover some of the more practical and legal requirements for installing solar power (either by panels or thermal heating) into your home. Unfortunately, all the concepts discussed are basic and badly explained. I really want to learn more about the solar power business sector. There's just so many things that the book could talk about, in depth and clearly, that it doesn't, and that for me is a huge shame.
Solar Power: The Viable Energy Solution for Your Home by Jesse Durfee
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is an extremely brief overview of solar cells. As a beginners guide, it doesn't do anything well. Concepts are not well introduced or explained, I'm currently working in this field, and even for me, there's not much solid information here. What it does give are places to start looking for more specific queries on using solar power in your house. But honestly these could probably all be found in a Wikipedia article. It doesn't cover the science of a solar cell, or how to set up a system. People that are interested in doing these things would probably already know the majority of the information this book contains.