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World energy crisis : a reference handbook

Author: David E Newton
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2013.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
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This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Newton
ISBN: 9781610691475 1610691474
OCLC Number: 780481263
Description: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Background and history. Energy in antiquity ; The great transition : the Industrial Revolution ; Birth of a modern giant : the discovery of oil ; Talking about energy ; The age of fossil fuels : coal ; The age of fossil fuels : petroleum ; The age of fossil fuels : natural gas ; Alternative fossil fuels --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Peak energy ; Extending fossil fuel supplies ; Energy conservation ; Environmental impacts of fossil fuel use ; Renewable energy --
3. Perspectives. The case for development of oil shale in the United States / R. Glenn Vawter ; Offshore oil-drilling primer for concerned people of all ages / Jan Lundberg ; Prospects for oil sands in the 21st century / Kathryn Marshall ; Drilling in the Marcellus Shale / Michael Pastorkovich ; The problem of Canada's tar sands / Aaron Sanger ; Is there a peak oil? / Mike Lynch ; Wave energy / Ana Brito e Melo ; The solar solution / Noah Davis --
4. Profiles. American Council on Renewable Energy ; American Petroleum Institute ; Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas International ; William Hart (1797-1865) ; Richard Heinberg (1950- ) ; M. King Hubbert (1903-1989) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ; International Energy Agency ; Charles Keeling (1928-2005) ; John L. Lewis (1880-1969) ; Amory Lovins (1947- ) ; National Renewable Energy Laboratory ; Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ; Post Carbon Institute ; John D. Rockerfeller (1839-1937) ; Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944) ; U.S. Department of Energy ; James Watt (1736-1819) ; Wave Energy Centre (Centro de Energia das Ondas) ; World Coal Association ; World Energy Council ; Daniel Yergin (1947- ) --
5. Data and documents --
6. Resources --
7. Chronology --
Glossary.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: David E. Newton.

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