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Without the hot air®

We are best known for our award-winning Without the hot air® series of books, which explain important issues in clear language, and without the hot air and hype that usually accompany them. 

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Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

Cutting through the hype to reveal the facts about sustainable energy, David MacKay presents the numbers behind sustainable energy in an understandable way.



Drugs - without the hot air: Minimising the harms of legal and illegal drugs

Former government adviser David Nutt lays out the truth about the real harms posed by many drugs, from alcohol to heroin and everything in between.


Urban Transport - without the hot air: Volume 1 Sustainable solutions for UK cities

Steve Melia debunks several myths about urban transport and looks at the ways in which key cities in the UK and Europe are tackling urban transport problems.

£19.95 pb / £39.99 hb

Published 4th June 2015

News in Brief...

Prof David MacKay talks Sustainable Energy at The Royal Institution

UIT - Author Photos - David Mackay 150 wideThe author of Sustainable Energy - without the hot air will be giving an evening lecture on the topic of his book on Tuesday 9th June 2015, at 7pm. Book now so you don't miss this opportunity!


Steve Melia talks about Urban Transport at Waterstones, Cambridge

UIT - Author Photos - Steve Melia 150 wideJoin lecturer, campaigner and journalist Steve Melia as he discusses his new book, Urban Transport - without the hot air. Steve will dispel current myths about urban transport, discuss current problems and solutions, and tell us how Cambridge sets a sustainable example. More information.