Teru's Bookshelf

Teru's Bookshelf contains books that Teru references time and again in both his consulting work and in developing content for Teru Talk. Sometimes he just reads them. Occasionally, our readers recommend books pertinent to the industry that they found of value.

  • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think" by Peter H. Diamandis. Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it. We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. (2012)
  • Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel" by Lyle Estill . Biodiesel Power comes from one who has experienced it from the grease dumpster to the boardroom. (2005)
  • Biogas Engineering and Application-Volume 1
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Biogas Engineering and Application-Volume 1" This book provides an excellent summary of all facets of biogas development in Germany and China. First in a series, the book is a compilation of articles on biogas assembled by the Sino-German Project on Optimization of Biomass Utilization | Biogas.( 2011)
  • CHAGALL: The Recycling Dragon
    Teru's Bookshelf: "CHAGALL: The Recycling Dragon" This book is about a young dragon, only 300-years old who lives in a canyon near a village. His home is threatened by piles of garbage being dumped into his home.
  • Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash" by Edward Humes. The author takes us on a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our trash. It’s the biggest thing we make: The average American is on track to produce a whopping 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime... (2012)
  • Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons" by Gary C Young.A technical and economic review of emerging waste disposal technologies, this book is Intended for a wide audience ranging from engineers and academics to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. (2010)
  • Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier
    NEW! Teru's Bookshelf: "Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier" by Paul Relis. (April 2015) The book takes us on a journey of the environmental frontier, from the heady days of the birth of environmentalism in Santa Barbara, into the intricate, obfuscated but all important world of government and policy, to important new environmental technologies that can, indeed, free us from this age of oil.
  • The Brilliance of Bioenergy
    Teru's Bookshelf: "The Brilliance of Bioenergy" by Ralph Sims is for those wishing to learn more about biomass, the technologies and the business potential. It will be welcomed by all involved in biomass production, bioenergy utilization, planning and development.... (2012)
  • Turning Off the Heat
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Turning Off the Heat" by Thomas R. Casten. Carbon dioxide emission and its relationship to global warming is the subject of a raging debate among scientists and world leaders. Federal and state governments have proposed three actions to decarbonize our economy: put a cap on carbon emissions, place revenue-neutral taxes on energy, and establish a renewable energy portfolio standard. (1998)
  • The Next Great Thing
    Teru's Bookshelf: "The Next Great Thing by Mark L. Shelton. The Sun, the Stirling Engine, and the Drive to Change the Worldt" One of the major challenges of the coming century is how to keep our technological world working and still save the environment and mankind. (1994)
  • Waste-to-Energy Commercial Facilities Profiles
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Waste-to-Energy Commercial Facilities Profiles: Technical, Operational and Economic Perspectives" presents detailed profiles of all commercial-scale facilities in the US that are processing municipal solid waste to recover energy, as well as case studies for three of the facilities. (1990)
  • Waste to Energy Conversion Technology
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Waste to energy conversion technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)" provides an integrated, comprehensive reference on waste to energy (WTE) conversion technology. (2013)
  • Waste-to-Energy: Technologies and Project Implementation
    Teru's Bookshelf: "Waste-to-Energy, Second Edition: Technologies and Project Implementation" by Marc J Rogoff and Francois Screve. The authors cover in detail programs and technologies for converting traditionally landfilled solid wastes into energy through waste-to-energy projects. (2011)

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