Phoenix Rising: The Rise and Fall of the American Republic
Phoenix Rising, 2008 - 600 páginas
In an age when the supply of gasoline to feed this modern American society has become both more expensive and more scarce questions are being pondered. Inquires like, How can a modern society scale back its dependence on gasoline as a motive source?' Are there genuine alternative power sources?' Are they the answer to a growing crisis?' Recent announcements of hybrids like those from Honda, Toyota, and Ford have really brought attention to this issue. Hybrids that use both gasoline engines and electric motors.
Really, though, alternative power sources have been around for as long as the automobile has been. The battle between and among the steam car, the electric and the gas car was fought out in the first couple of decades of the twentieth century. This book explores the ins and outs of that battle. A struggle from which the gasoline car emerged completely victorious. To such an extent that steam cars and electric cars virtually disappeared from the scene for many decades.
We will look over all three alternatives, exploring their advantages and disadvantages. We will also look over the obstacles to the steamers and the electrics. Barriers that still exist to a certain extent. Handicaps that caused their disappearance in the first place.
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The "works cited" page, or "endnotes" .............................
In the opening, the first quote about the phoenix where it says "Most beings spring from other individuals; but there is a certain kind which reproduces itself.
The Assyrians call it the Phoenix. It does not live on fruit or flowers, but on frankincense and
odoriferous gums...." is marked with endnote 1 and is attributed to Robert Coon, on an angelfire page.
Excuse me, but the original author of the quote is Ovid.
Robert Coon himself on his angelfire webpage writes "-Ovid" after the quote.
But this author has not correctly attributed the quote.
Using an indirect source such as an angelfire page and not going back to the original source (particularly because Ovid is one of the few ancient historians to describe a phoenix) when the original source is so easy to access is a sign of poor scholarship.
Perhaps this is a simple error on the part of the author.
I have not read the book. I was merely looking for that quote from Ovid, because I could not remember it verbatim. Google brought me to this book and I was astounded when I went to the endnotes to find it was attributed to some random man with an angelfire page.
cant find this book anywhere. tried reading it online but my eyes cant handle it. need actual book. hope someone knows where to find it.