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Energy use and the environment

Author: F P W Winteringham
Publisher: Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a contemporary view of such topics as current energy technology and energy types, including nuclear power, solar power, fossil-carbon based energy, and biomass fuels; research and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F P W Winteringham
ISBN: 0873716094 9780873716093
OCLC Number: 24067424
Notes: Based on lectures presented during visiting professorships in the University of California at Davis, 1981, 1987, and 1990 by F.P.W. Winteringham.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: THE NATURE OF ENERGY. ENERGY USE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT. ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, RESOURCES, AND USES. THE BENEFIT-DETRIMENT APPROACH. Principles. FOSSIL-CARBON BASED ENERGY. BIOMASS FUELS. The Future. SOLAR-, WIND-, GEOTHERMAL-, AND WATER-BASED POWER. Solar Energy. WInd Power. THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR-BASED POWER. NON-NUCLEAR R & D FOR THE FUTURE. ENERGY, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, AND FISHERIES. GLOBAL TRENDS, PROBLEMS, AND NEEDS. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, FOOD, WATER, AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. ENERGY USE, ATTITUDES, AND CONSERVATION. EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE. THE GOAL OF PEACEFUL PLANETARY MANAGEMENT. But Grounds For Optimism. GLOSSARY OF TERMS, UNITS, AND ACRONYMS. KEY REFERENCES TO INFORMATION AND DATA SOURCES. POSTSCRIPT.
Responsibility: F. Peter W. Winteringham.
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