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3.0 out of 5 stars the book pretty good...the author...not so much, June 3, 2009
This review is from: Homebrew Wind Power (Paperback)
I wasn't for sure if the author wanted me to build a wind turbine or if he was just bragging about how smart he was, how dumb I was and why I evan decided to read a book on building wind turbines. Just an example he starts the book off with, "My initial response whenever questioned about what's involved in building a wind generator from scratch is, "Don't go there!"." Then he launches into everything that makes him qualified to build one and you, not so much. Not surprising this is a running theme througout the book. So much so that I got depressed and just stopped reading cause I obviously knew nothing and anything that I built, if I built anything, would not be as efficient as his work of art. I was able to ignore the pyhcological abuse enough to get the gist of the parts needed to build one. Though it obviously is not as efficient.
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Initial post: Dec 31, 2009 9:52:23 AM PST
J. Wilder says:
What Dan B and Dan F mean when they say "don't go there" is simply this - wind power isn't an easy walk in the park. Every aspect should be heavily considered and reconsidered. They are simply pointing out the downsides of wind power so you don't get discouraged when problems arise.

As far as being smarting than you, I would agree. They build turbines you don't! BUT they are sharing their knowledge with you so YOU CAN build a wind turbine!

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 6:16:09 PM PST
Barry Sharpe says:
People who are genuinely smart don't need to tell people.

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 8:44:11 AM PST
So you didn't read the whole book either. Seems the lower the stars, the less the chance the person actually read the book.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 1:46:20 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2016 11:32:23 AM PST
DMFN says:
When lots of people fail to read a book, it tells me it isn't a good book... thanks for pointing this out. I was on the fence until I saw this recurring theme.
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