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The Scientist, The Madman, The Thief And Their Lightbulb

The Search For Free Energy


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The Scientist, The Madman, The Thief And Their Lightbulb by Keith Tutt
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This work reveals the work of inventors and scientists who are developing ways to produce the electricity we need for the 21st century. It also looks at the psychology of invention and the claims that some inventors trick investors out of their savings. The book explores the revolutionary work of inventors and scientists who have struggled to develop clean and "fuel-less" new ways to produce the electricity we need for the 21st century and beyond. If the technologies could be developed commercially, they would offer almost costless energy, which would mean the end of the oil economy and freely available electricity throughout the developed and underdeveloped world This book contains elements of a dramatic conspiracy thriller in which greed, mendacity, murder, suicide, suppression, betrayal, jealousy, madness and misunderstood genius all play their full parts. It also investigates the complex psychology of invention and reserves a chapter for those inventors who are either self-deluded mavericks or charlatans who aim to trick gullible investors out of their savings Most importantly, there are technologies here that explore ways that may be able to solve the planet's most serious problems.

Author Biography

Keith Tutt studied psychology and philosophy at Bristol University before becoming a full time writer in 1981. He has produced a number of science and environmental TV programmes for the BBC. in 1993 he was the winner of the prestigious BT Science Journalism of the Year Award, for his documentary, Killing Us Softly?, about the Sizewell 'B' nuclear power station. He lives in Suffolk with his wife and their three children.
Release date NZ
January 6th, 2003
Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
Country of Publication
United States
Simon & Schuster
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