The Return of the Solar Cat Book, 2003
I like it. It's a great book. So what did you expect me to say? It's actually the kind of book I'd even read, if I hadn't written it. It's based on the idea that cats know a lot more about solar energy than people do, and that people can learn a lot about solar energy from cats. It pokes fun at people, cats, their habits and addictions, explaining the elements and language of solar energy, its history and even a little about its politics, in a gentle, often subtle way that wanders from the serious to the silly.
One word of caution: some of this book might seem a little far fetched. That's because some of it is a little far-fetched. The rest of it is not, and you can rely on its technical accuracy. In the end, it turns out to be YOUR JOB to distinguish the far-fetched from the near-fetched until you've fetched at least a little bit more about solar energy than you did before reading it.
—Jim Augustyn (author), Berkeley, California, July 2010
The Solar Cat Book, 1979
Published in 1979 by the Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California.
This book has even been translated to Japanese (by a fan)!