Let It Shine

An Evening with John Perlin
Author, Lecturer, Consultant
Solar Energy & Forest Preservation

Together with the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Boulder County Chapter we welcome John Perlin presenting his latest work:  Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy.

Wednesday, October 1st, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, CO
1820 15th St, Boulder, CO 80302

“With remarkable depth, breadth, and precision, John Perlin lays out humankind’s long reliance on the sun before the carbon era and points the way to a healthy, comfortable, productive, resilient solar-powered world. There is more intelligence and common sense in this volume than in all the federal reports on energy of the last quarter-century combined.”

— Denis Hayes, former director of the federal Solar Energy Research Institute and founder of the Earth Day Network.

Let It Shine shows how today’s renewable revolution builds on the tenacious efforts of countless generations of innovators whose vision we may finally be privileged enough to bring to full flower.”

— from the foreword by Amory B. Lovins, cofounder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Previous books:

From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity. Ann Arbor, MI: aatec publications, 1999 (cloth); Harvard University Press, November, 2002 (paper) [Translated into Italian and serialized in Photovoltaic Magazine]

A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1989 (cloth); Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991, 5th Printing, 2001 (paper). New Norton Edition, Countryman Press Imprint, fall, 2005. [Translated into Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish]

A Golden Thread: 2500 Years of Solar Energy. (With Ken Butti.) New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980. [Translated into Japanese and Spanish]

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