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Careers in Renewable Energy: Your World, Your Future Updated 2nd Edition
by Gregory McNamee
New to the workforce or retooling your career? Grab this handy book and discover how clean energy can be a part of your future. Numerous job opportunities await in the fast-growing field of renewable energy, from blue-collar to white-collar positions.
“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 staff
“This 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 Center
“The clean energy economy is booming across the United States and around the world. Careers in Renewable Energy is a sophisticated—and user-friendly—guide for finding meaningful job opportunities in the renewable energy sector.”- Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico
“This book is an enjoyable read, succinct yet complete. It's 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!" - Dr. Cortney Martin, Virginia Tech
Career Sectors include:
Solar & Wind Energy
Hydrogen Energy & Fuel Cells
Green Building & Energy Management
Energy Education & Economics
Job Areas include:
Technical / Engineering
Project Management / Consulting
Research & Development
Sales & Marketing
Training & Workshops
Universities & Trade Schools
Professional Associations / Technical Societies
Reference Web Sites / Energy Programs
MEET THE AUTHOR
Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, photographer, and consultant in publishing, film, and other media. He is the author or title-page editor of thirty-six books, including several on ecology and natural history, and of more than four thousand periodical pieces. 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. McNamee divides his time between his home in Tucson, Arizona, and migratory habitats in Virginia, New York, Italy, and other places.
200 pages • 6 x 9 paperback
illustrated • 2014
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Rex and LaVonne Ewing
How we ended up here
In 1999, after publishing a best-selling book on horse nutrition, we relocated our new publishing company several miles off the beaten path to a place of breathtaking views and endless wildlife. But no utilities. And so we began the odyssey of handcrafting a home from a pile of trees and learned how to harness the sun and wind to provide the energy. We then transformed our hard-won knowledge into a couple of popular graphic-packed renewable energy books. Soon afterwards we added more authors to our lineup and expanded our range of topics.
What we publish
PixyJack Press publishes non-fiction titles about nature...the wild and not-so-wild:
• renewable energy and sustainable living
• log home planning and building
• wildfire readiness and recovery
• fire safety at home
• bear smart advice
• simple horse nutrition
• Costa Rica nature and history
All in all, PixyJack Press is rather ‘green’ when it comes to our list of environmental titles and our reliance on renewable energy. Even Publishers Weekly took note of this unique combination in the article, "Green and Off the Grid," by Bridget Kinsella (2009).
But since the real-life adoption of renewable energy transcends petty politics, readers never know that our authors come from both ends of the political spectrum; guilt trips are left at the door.
Every good book starts with an articulate, passionate author who effectively puts together thousands of words to inspire and inform.
Renewable Energy: Rex Ewing, Doug Pratt, Gregory McNamee, Donal B. Lloyd
Bears: Linda Masterson, Sylvia Dolson
Costa Rica: Jack Ewing
Fire & Wildfire: Einar Jensen, Linda Masterson
Log Homes: Roland Sweet, Rex Ewing
Horse Nutrition: Rex Ewing