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Beyond the age of oil : the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives

Author: Leonardo Maugeri
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a revealing picture of the myths and realities of the energy world by one of our energy experts and managers. The transition from a world economy based on fossil fuels to one based on sustainable energy sources must take place between now and 2035 to avert unacceptable environmental consequences, but this dauntingly difficult transition will only happen if the community of nations can couple a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Maugeri
ISBN: 9780313381713 0313381712 9780313381720 0313381720
OCLC Number: 464583243
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Title, 2010 2011 (United States)
Description: xxxi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : all the energy in the world --
The fossil sources. "King" oil ; The splendor and misery of coal ; All that gas ; The quest to eliminate carbon dioxide --
The alternatives. Nuclear power : renaissance or decline? ; The weight of water ; Biofuels : behind the smoke and mirrors ; Gone with the wind? ; The sun also rises ; Geothermal power : the primitive energy of the earth ; The hype about hydrogen, the hope about electric cars ; Energy efficiency : the invisible source of energy --
Conclusions : how can we escape our energy trap?
Other Titles: Con tutta l'energia possibile.
Myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives
Responsibility: Leonardo Maugeri ; translated from the Italian by Jonathan T. Hine Jr.

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