Harvest the Wind

Paperback $19.00

Apr 23, 2013 | 256 Pages

Hardcover $27.95

Apr 17, 2012 | 256 Pages

Ebook $27.95

Apr 17, 2012

  • Paperback $19.00

    Apr 23, 2013 | 256 Pages

  • Hardcover $27.95

    Apr 17, 2012 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $27.95

    Apr 17, 2012


“The definitive book on wind power.”—U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, ranking member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
 “Makes it clear that … wind is fast becoming a mainstream part of the global energy system.”—Dan Reicher, Science
“Warburg’s book looks at communities … that have seen a resurgence of farming, manufacturing and entrepreneurial spirit due to an upsurge in wind technology.”—Cape Cod Times

“This text will appeal to the idealist and the environmental warrior, providing fuel for wind-power advocates by doing a hefty amount of surface-level research and footwork for them.”—Library Journal

“Warburg’s attitude toward the probability of energy independence is optimistic and his knowledge extensive”—Publisher’s Weekly

“Combining graceful prose, analytical rigor, and colorful characters, Harvest the Wind portrays the excitement of a new industry. Much more than just an exploration of the prospects for wind energy, though, Harvest takes us along on the author’s journey through the American heartland in search of the nation’s soul, and its future.”—Denis Hayes, National Coordinator of the first Earth Day and former director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“At a time when America faces growing energy, economic, environmental, and national security uncertainties, we need to tap into our core national heritage of self-reliance to turn challenge into opportunity. With Harvest the Wind, Philip Warburg presents a compelling account of real people doing just that. This is the story about our own Greatest Generation creating the victory gardens of the twenty-first century with clean, renewable energy.”— Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, U.S. Navy (ret.), president and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy

“Ensuring future energy security requires a revolution in our energy thinking. In revolutions, there are winners and losers, and in the global arena there is no doubt that wind will be one of the winners. Warburg provides a vivid portrait of an industry that is quickly proving itself as a model for international collaboration in reducing our dependence on non-renewable energy sources.”—Professor Katherine Richardson, Chair, Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy

From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents



 Chapter 1) Cloud County Revival
 Chapter 2) Early Adopters
 Chapter 3) Rust Belt Renewables
 Chapter 4) The Chinese Are Coming
 Chapter 5) Working the Wind
 Chapter 6) The Path to Cleaner Energy
 Chapter 7) Birds and Bats
 Chapter 8) The Neighbors
 Chapter 9) Greening the Grid
 Selected Bibliography

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