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Book Review by Hal Fox

From: NEN, Vol. 4, No. 3, July 1996, pp. 18-19.
New Energy News (NEN) copyright 1996 by Fusion Information Center, Inc.
COPYING NOT ALLOWED without written permission.

Jeane Manning (freelance journalist), The Coming Energy Revolution, c1996, published by Avery Publishing Group, Garden City Park, New York, 230 pages, illus., resource list, glossary, indexed, ISBN 0-89529-713-2.

This timely book is highly recommended for all readers, especially for the general reader. It provides both an excellent report on the historical background of the search for new energy and introduces the readers to those who are now involved in various aspects of new energy developments.

The book is divided into four parts: Part I - Past Revolutionaries; Part II - Space Energy and the New Physics; Part III - Emerging Energy Technologies; and Part IV - The Energy Revolution -- Potential Amid the Problems. In addition, the book begins with a favorable Foreword by Brian O'Leary, who is well known in the new-energy field.

Part I discusses some of the historic work of Nikola Tesla, John Ernst Worrell Keely, Walter Russell, Thomas Henry Moray, Lester Hendershot, Viktor Schauberger, and Wilhelm Reich.

Part II tells us about some of today's geniuses such as Moray King, Harold Puthoff, and Thomas Bearden and their efforts to help provide a scientific underpinning for "space energy." Next, the works of Kenneth Shoulders and his high-density charge clusters, Wingate Lambertson and his cermet devices, and John Hutchison and his new rock- crystal devices. These three innovators are apparently tapping space energy with three different solid-state devices. The work of the late Floyd "Sparky" Sweet is described. Four other persons who have worked with rotating machines in the production of energy are introduced: Bruce dePalma (now of New Zealand), Bertil Werjefelt (Hawaii), Shiuji Inomata (Japan), and Paramahamsa Tewari (India). These are four of the leading lights in the development of the "N-Machine" which was instigated by Bruce dePalma.

Part III discusses the advent of cold nuclear fusion, first announced in 1989 by Professors Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann at a press conference called by the staff of the University of Utah. The author cites that the work not only is continuing but is being commercialized. The work of the late Francisco Pacheco in producing hydrogen gas from sea water and using this power for a variety of energy devices is presented. In a similar task to develop the power of hydrogen, Jeane Manning brings us up to date with the life's work of Roger Billings (formerly from Utah and now in Independence, Missouri).

Part III also includes the stories behind the work of Peter Lindemann and George Wiseman in using relatively low- grade heat as a useful power source. Their efforts to develop Low-Temperature Phase Change (LTPC) technologies are discussed. Also, Jeane tells us the story of Harold Aspden (one of our active correspondents) and his search for better ways of using magnets and heat to produce useable energy. This part of the book includes a report on William Baumgartiner who is improving on the work of the late Viktor Schauberger in the use of vortexing water. The trials and tribulations of the use of the new technology of low-flow water power, as developed by Martin Burger, is included in this part of Manning's book. Finally, the work of Johann Grander (another follower of Viktor Schauberger's work) and his discovery of "living water," the rotating energy-producing disks of Paul Baumann at the Methernitha commune, and the hydrosonic pump of James Griggs, are discussed. These are fascinating tales of the difficulties of getting (or not allowing) new-energy developments to get to the market place.

Part IV of this easy-to-read book consists of three chapters entitled, "Harassing the Energy Innovators," "Society and a New-Energy Economy," and "The Power is in our Hands." This finale of an excellent book discusses the problems, the solutions, the challenges, and the opportunities that we all face in the development, acceptance, marketing, and enjoyment of the new energy devices.

The reader of this book will find that we still have things to learn from early new-energy developers who devoted their lives to their work. Of great importance is the fact that there are a number of living researchers who are likely to become well known as the inventors and developers of viable new-energy technologies. In this reviewer's opinion, some of the products mentioned in the book will not become commercialized because the technology is maturing so rapidly that a better product may be on the market before an existing product can be commercialized. For example, it is this reviewer's judgement that the N-Machines will be replaced by such developments as the Takahashi super magnet, super motor. Some of the solid-state devices may never make it to market because there are newer and better devices that are emerging from laboratories. The past, present, and future development of new-energy devices that will change the world from a fossil-fuel economy to a space-energy economy makes an exciting story. All three classes of events are treated in this excellent book by Jeane Manning. We recommend this book to you.

[In a personal note, as the author of Space Energy Impact in the 21st Century, I am indebted to Jeane because this book of hers is an excellent introduction to my own forthcoming book (scheduled for July, 1996). From the vantage point of being the editor of two newsletters and having the privilege of becoming personally acquainted with some of the world's leading workers in the new-energy field, my book will reflect some of the latest materials that can be published about several new devices that are tapping space energy. Therefore, from a selfish point of view, thanks Jeane Manning for an excellent introduction to space energy! --Ed.]

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