Friday, January 15, 2021

The Future of Buildings, Transportation, and Power by Roger Duncan and Michel E. Webber - Book Tour + Giveaway


Join us for this tour from Jan 11 to Jan 22, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Future of Buildings, Transportation, and Power by Roger Duncan and Michael E. Webber
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+),  290 pages
GenreNon-fiction Futurism
PublisherDW Books
Release date:   July 2020
Content Rating:  G. No erotic or bad language

Book Description:

The evolution of buildings, transportation and power will determine how our future looks and feels, and in the book Roger Duncan and Michael E. Webber argue the Energy Efficiency Megatrend will shape our future technology. Buildings and vehicles will evolve into sentient-appearing machines such that we will be living, working and moving about inside robots. Buildings may develop personalities and the transportation system will have any manner of vehicle available at a moment's notice. This complex, interconnected system will be powered by the clean and efficient conversion of fuels and energy flows that surround us.

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 Guest Post

Because I need to organize my chapters visually, I have found the best way to do that is on a whiteboard. The whiteboard allows me to first put up the broad categories of the chapters, then start to fill the points I want to make under each.

 Although I could do it on a computer, the spaciousness of the whiteboard gives me a better feeling – more open to possibilities. It is easy to erase and move thoughts as they occur. It  is also easy to note where certain references should go and to highlight areas where research is needed.

 With a whiteboard, I can also stand back and look at the whole chapter and see if the order of the presentation works and if I need to move a section so the chapter flows more easily. Quotations and examples will move about until it looks right. I sometimes number sections to reorder them in the next draft, and sometimes will draw arrows connecting parts that should be combined. Occasionally a whiteboard outline will quite clearly show blank spaces in my train of thought.

 After  I finish a whiteboard draft, I take pictures with my phone, and am ready to sit down at the computer. That draft gets even more detailed to the point that I can plan daily writing assignments and focus my research.

 I then break down the writing tasks into sections that either explain something, give an example or make a point. I make section folders containing notes, articles, references or drafts. And if I get stuck on the order, I go back to the whiteboard for a better perspective.

 Overall, the whiteboard has proven more essential to my creativity than any other writing tool.


Meet the Authors:

Roger Duncan is a former Austin, Texas City Council member and the former General Manager of Austin Energy, the municipal electric utility. He is also a former Research Fellow at the Energy Institute at the University of Texas.

Michael E. Webber is the Josey Centennial Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, and Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a multi-national energy services and ingrastructure company.

connect with the authors: website

Tour Schedule:
Jan 11 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 11 - Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 12 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 12 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 13 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 13 - Olio by Marilyn - book spotlight / author interview
Jan 13 - Olio by Marilyn - book review / giveaway
Jan 15 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Jan 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 18 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review
Jan 19 - Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 20 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 21 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 - Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Jan 22 – Words And Peace – book spotlight / giveaway

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