Industry Genius: Inventions and People Protecting the Climate and Fragile Ozone Layer

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This book presents the inventive genius behind technological breakthroughs by ten global companies including Alcoa, DaimlerChrysler, Honda, ST Micro and Visteon. Readers will gain understanding and insight into how cutting-edge technology is helping protect the climate and/or the ozone layer, while contributing to the company's bottom line. Each chapter chronicles the challenge and triumph of invention, introduces the engineers and executives who overcome conventional wisdom, and demonstrates the contribution ...

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Overview

This book presents the inventive genius behind technological breakthroughs by ten global companies including Alcoa, DaimlerChrysler, Honda, ST Micro and Visteon. Readers will gain understanding and insight into how cutting-edge technology is helping protect the climate and/or the ozone layer, while contributing to the company's bottom line. Each chapter chronicles the challenge and triumph of invention, introduces the engineers and executives who overcome conventional wisdom, and demonstrates the contribution these companies are making to environmental protection. In full colour and crammed with graphics to illustrate the creative process of technological breakthroughs, the book is accessible and informative. The genius of these ten companies will inspire the engineer, the policy-maker, the student, the environmentalist, the CEO and the investor alike.

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"There is a lot about the people behind the projects, and their determination to succeed. The book is very well produced. The presentation makes use of many excellent illustrations… There is a great deal of useful background information, and the book is well annotated with footnotes. However it is read, this book gives fascinating insights into the product development process, and clearly displays that genius is at least 90% hard work and determination."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781874719687
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing UK
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

Preface: The genius for the next generation
Richard H. Truly

Foreword: Just when Earth needed genius
Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel

Introduction
Stephen O. Andersen and Durwood Zaelke

1. Alcoa Aluminum: Putting energy in the bank

2. Aviation Partners: The future is on the wing

3. DaimlerChrysler: The champagne of natural refrigerants

4. Energy Star: Money isn’t all you’re saving

5. Japan’s F-Center for developing greenhouse gas alternatives: Sustainable living through better chemistry

6. Honda: Dream and it will happen

7. Seiko Epson: Some day all products will be made the Epson way

8. ST Microelectronics: Turn on, plug off

9. Trane: It’s about making green

10. Visteon: Superintegration™ proves “simple is better”

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