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World energy crisis : a reference handbook

Author: David E Newton
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : 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 describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
World energy crisis.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2013
(DLC) 2012016975
(OCoLC)780481263
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Newton
ISBN: 1610691482 9781610691482
OCLC Number: 826855539
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages) : illustrations, map.
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.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: David E. Newton.

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