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Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy JobBy Gregory McNameeList Price:$20.00Price:$14.25 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursShips from and sold by Amazon.com66 new or used available from $4.41Average customer review: (4 customer reviews)Product DescriptionNumerous job opportunities await in the fast-growing field of renewable energy. Grab this handy book and discover how green energy can be a part of your future. Job sectors include solar and wind energy, biofuels, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, geothermal energy, hydro energy, green building, climate study, energy management and efficiency, and much more. Various jobs within each sector (engineering and technical positions, project management, R&D and sales/marketing) are discussed, and the appendix is loaded with resource materials for further education and training, professional associations, reference Web sites and more.Product DetailsAmazon Sales Rank: #310307 in BooksPublished on: 2008-03-01Original language: EnglishNumber of items: 1Dimensions: .71 poundsBinding: Paperback208 pagesFeaturesISBN13: 9780977372430Condition: NewNotes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!Editorial ReviewsFrom School Library Journal Grade 7 Up—This handy text reviews careers in solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric energy, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, and nuclear energy as well as employment in green building, management, and transportation. The underlying theme—knowledge is power—aids in the common organization of each chapter, which begins with a brief factual introduction and explains career opportunities, salaries, and required education. A brief bibliography follows each chapter. A broad appendix includes a list of 50 schools where students can study for careers in renewable energy and Web sites for job listings, workshops, and professional organizations, as well as contact information for state energy offices. Illustrations and informative sidebars are scattered throughout. Edifying and accessible, this volume will be a welcome addition for career centers and environmental collections.—Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.Review It simply doesn't get any better than this. If you buy one book to help you find a career in renewable energy, make it this one. Hands down, the best green job book on the market today. --GreenMuze staffThis book is a gem! For those who are searching for a rewarding career in renewable energy, this is the place to start. It is chock full of important information and resources that will guide you on your journey. I highly recommend it. --Susan T. Schleith, Education Coordinator, Florida Solar Energy CenterAbout the Author Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and consultant in publishing, film, and other media. He is the author/editor of twenty-six books, including several on ecology and natural history. He writes on science, culture, the environment, and other topics for many publications in the United States and abroad, and he is a contributing editor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and its blog.Customer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews32 of 33 people found the following review helpful.Inspiring, grounded, and action oriented -- not a boring list of lists By C. Martin If you are looking for the typical career guide that is a dry list of job titles, job descriptions, and employers that is old news the day it goes to print, this is NOT it. Careers in Renewable Energy is what students and career-changing folks will WANT and NEED and can USE to find validation and inspiration as they embark on a career solving our growing sustainability problems! I teach an undergraduate Earth Sustainability course that gets students fired up to work toward changes in the ways we produce and consume energy globally. While it's great that they have that motivation, few know where to direct it. I've shared my copy of Careers in Renewable Energy with them, and it seems to go from student to student, never making it back to my bookshelf between! The author provides backgrounds on each category of renewables (e.g. hydrogen, solar, wind, geothermal, hydro) as well as applications (e.g. building, transportation). From there, he talks about skill sets and courses that provide the best foundation for various areas and job functions. These roadmaps can be used to customize a curriculum that best prepares one to work in a given renewable energy field. And as we know, energy problems don't align neatly with a given university department! Mr. McNamee presents a carefully assembled set of tools, really, to help one on a journey toward a career in renewable energy. There's information on the green universities, certifications, associations, job sites, and publications. The author takes a very holistic approach to career selection and preparation. It's not about "how can I earn the most money" but more about "how can I find a way to contribute to solving our energy crisis?" The book is an enjoyable read, succinct yet complete. It is a must-have for anyone considering a new or different career in renewable energy...or anyone advising them! And if you weren't already considering a new career? You might after you read THIS book! Enjoy :-)
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