Kamis, 16 Desember 2010

Nice, sturdy, easy to assemble

Coaster Rectangular Butcher Dining Natural

Coaster Rectangular Butcher Dining Natural

Authors Vincenzo Balzani (Professor of Chemistry), Nicola Armaroli (Research Scientist) say Spaceship Earth cannot land and cannot dock anywhere to be refueled or repaired. Any damage has to be solved and fixed by its passengers, without disembarking. It's the only home where we can live. Since we travel alone in the universe we rely on our planet's resources and the sun's energy. Because our human ecological footprint is large (7-billion passengers) our 4.5 billion-year-old planet has entered a new epoch. In 1950 the world population was 2.6 billion, with an increase of 1.5% per year. In 2009 humankind began using biological services faster than the Earth can renew them. In spite of alarm bells "growth" remains the magic word for economists and politicians. They believe economic growth is infinite and press for increasing production and consumption.
Balzani and Armaroli say the modern life of affluent people is currently easy compared to our ancestors because of the steady flux of cheap and plentiful energy in the form of fossil fuel. In "Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future" they explain that fossil fuel is a nonrenewable resource and that is going to exhaust, how it is currently causing severe damage to the Earth's atmosphere and how it is indirectly contributing to iniquities in human society (half of the total primary energy supply is consumed by 10% of the population).
Energy plays a key role in controlling Earth's fragility. Humankind's problems and challenges include food, water, health, wealth, climate, heating, lighting, cooling, transportation, communication and wars.
Fortunately, the authors say the energy crisis offers an unprecedented opportunity to make responsible decisions right now. The Earth is in our hands: we need to be wise enough to use our science and technology to develop an ecologically sustainable civilization and reduce disparity. Also the quest for ecological and social sustainability requires we become aware of consuming resources above the threshold of our needs. A logic of "sufficiency" is necessary to attain ecological stability.
By outlining the alternatives for today and the future Balzani and Armaroli give an extensive overview on nuclear energy, solar thermal and photovoltaics, solar fuels, wind power, ocean energies and other renewables. They balance the pros and cons of each energy source, survey the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. They highlight the increasing importance of electricity and the long-term perspectives of a hydrogen-based economy.
They explain why we need to focus on and develop renewable energies. They say energy sources based on Sun, wind, water and Earth are abundant enough to supply the power needed in 2050 when our planet will have over 9 billion people.
This book is an excellent source of updated and carefully documented information.

Get your Coaster Rectangular Butcher Dining Natural Now!

10 komentar:

  1. This table is very very nice. Solid REAL wood. The rounded edges are a nice touch. Great table for someone like me - a single bachelor living in a house alone looking for a small nice kitchen table.

    BalasHapus
  2. Hannah Solomon11 Oktober 2011 05.32

    We received our table today and the chairs several days ago. It was well packaged, no dings no dents! It is smaller than my huge table that could seat 6, but it is only the two of us now anyway! actually can fit two chairs on each side, but is a bit tight. And you would have to be slim and trim to fit people that way. It fits nicely in our space. I love it! Nice grain on the table top and the chairs are really nice too. I hesitated order such a large item on line, but when you can't find what you want, you do what you need to do. I love buying at Amazon because you can read reviews and decided if you want to buy! This was a great purchase. It really is nice seating for four.

    BalasHapus
  3. This is one good table if you have limited space. The stable is very sturdy and well constructed. The top of the table is preassembled and only the legs need to be bolted to the table top. A tool is provided for this, but I found it to be inadequate so I had to use a wrench from a home repair tool kit. So be prepared to at least have some tools.

    BalasHapus
  4. William Parsons14 November 2011 07.32

    Vision Decor was very helpful with their products. The table was beautiful quality and the customer service was always helpful. I am extremely happy with the product and the outcome.

    BalasHapus
  5. I purchased this table as a gift to fit into a small kitchen. This was the perfect size and was easy to assemble by myself. It's sturdy and nice for the price, and I'd recommend it. I did not purchase the chairs in the photo above, just the table. I was worried about damage during shipment (as the seller's feedback record could have been better), but the table arrived incredibly well packaged, without any damage. I spent an enormous amount of time looking locally for a similar table of this size to no avail, so I'm happy with this purchase.

    BalasHapus
  6. Leonard Guthrie30 Desember 2011 03.32

    I've put this natural finish farm table in my kitchen and it is much nicer and larger than the natural finish circular table I had previously. It looks just as good in person as it does online. The hardest part about assembling the table is opening the box. Putting the legs on is a snap. I am very happy with the table. It appears to be of good quality and will easily sit 4, and possibly up to 6 people. If you want a solid rectangular table with natural finish at a decent price, this is the table for you.

    BalasHapus
  7. Perfect size for the space I have. Easy to assemble with the hardware and tool provided. It was so well packaged it took me almost as long to get the parts out of the box as it did to put it together.

    BalasHapus
  8. The size is just right for us. Looks good in my apartment. Shipment is fast. The price is also good.

    BalasHapus
  9. The rectangular butcher block farm dining table is very attractive, sturdy and fits perfectly in my 14 ft wide mobile home. I bought the table and two chairs and they accent my kitchen in a charming and practical way. I am very satisfied with this purchase and the price was reasonable.

    BalasHapus