|This spring, go on a windy adventure through history! Two friends visit ancient Persia, Imperial China, medieval Europe, and rural America for first-hand views of wind power in its various forms throughout human history. From grain-grinding to water-pumping, Wind The World Over ultimately blows our adventurers into modern-day Texas where shiny new wind turbines are being constructed to make clean, renewable electricity for our homes and businesses.
VANESSA KELLOGG and Irene Boland met in graduate school at Columbia University where they both earned Master's of Public Administration degrees in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs in 2005. In this program, Vanessa focused on renewable energy development and technology while Irene explored energy policy and emerging trends in corporate social responsibility. While immersed in graduate school, the authors conceived of collaborating on a children's book that brought the rich history of renewable energy and its vast potential for the future to a younger generation.
IRENE BOLAND lives and bikes to work in New York City where she is a policy analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to her M.P.A., Irene holds a Bachelors of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. Vanessa is a wind power developer based in Houston and works to harness the tremendous wind resource potential in the Texas region and bring clean, renewable electricity to the state. In addition to her M.P.A., Vanessa holds a B.A. in Policy Studies and Spanish from Rice University.