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The questfor energy has occupied the efforts of the human race, since Prometheus stole fire from the Gods and then delivered it to mankind! Petrus Peregrinus, was an engineer in the engineering corps of the French army during their seige of Lucera in southern Italy (1269AD).

In the midst of these hostilities, Petrus turned his thoughts to magnetism and its peculiar properties. Fortunately, Petrus was a scholar as well as a gentleman, and placed his thoughts on parchment where they laid undisturbed for hundreds of years in the libraries of Europe.

After its discovery, this letter of 3500 words was deemed the first great landmark in the domain of magnetic philosophy,,,* the next being Gilbert's writing on magne-lism—De Magnete—in 1690. Gilbert, himself, often refers to Petrus's letter in his treatise.

Now, for the first time since the turn of the century, Petrus Peregrinus's letter is being made available. Whether you are a historian, scientist or engineer, you will find this ancient document a unique and interesting perspective on a somewhat controversial topic perpetual motion!

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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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