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Taking sides. Clashing views in energy and society

Autore: Thomas A Easton
Editore: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
Serie: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.; Taking sides.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 2nd edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Featuring an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites, this book presents controversial issues in a debate-style format. Designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking  Per saperne di più…

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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Thomas A Easton
ISBN: 9780073514499 0073514497
Numero OCLC: 765365924
Descrizione: xxx, 364 pages ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Unit 1. Fossil fuels --
Can the United States continue to rely on oil as a major source of energy? --
Is it realistic for the United Sates to move toward greater energy independence? --
Is America ready for the electric car? --
Is shale gas the solution to our energy woes? --
Should we drill for offshore oil? --
Should utilities burn more coal? --
Unit 2. Global warming --
Is human activity responsible for global warming? --
Is global warming a catastrophe that warrants immediate action? --
Will restricting carbon emissions damage the economy? --
Is carbon capture technology ready to limit carbon emissions? --
Is it time to think seriously about "climate engineering"? --
Unit 3. Nuclear power --
Is it time to revive nuclear power? --
Should the United States stop planning for permanent nuclear waste disposal at Yucca Mountain? --
Should the United States reprocess spent nuclear fuel? --
Unit 4. Alternative energy sources --
Is renewable energy green? --
Is wind enough? --
Are biofuels a reasonable substitute for fossil fuels? --
Can hydropower play a role in preventing climate change? --
Is it time to put geothermal energy development on the fast track?
Titolo della serie: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.; Taking sides.
Altri titoli: Clashing views in energy and society
Energy and society
Responsabilità: Thomas A. Easton.

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