A unique 152 page book written by REV. CHARLES HENRY POPE in 1903.
Overall this is a great mix of practical descriptions of devices and what worked and not, drawings of the same with explanations of basic how to instructions, and historical review of who had done what with solar up to the book, with drawings and pictures to explain it.
way back when - over 100 years ago, folks were trying to make practical use of solar energy. This book provides a practical discussion, complete with very basic plans and instructions for constructing various collectors, reflectors, etc with a huge amount of practical advice.
A fun to read book, and a enough information to learn the basic theory behind using solar energy.