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Energy : physical, environmental, and social impact.

Author: Gordon J Aubrecht
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on energy needs, trends, long-term prospects, and resource supplies, addressing all the various issues involved with energy - from population, to production, to distribution, to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon J Aubrecht
ISBN: 9780130932228 0130932221
OCLC Number: 423854367
Contents: Introduction to energy --
Energy and the environment : science, technology, and limits --
The necessity of a finite world population --
Work, energy, and power --
Electricity generation and transmission --
Electricity --
Consumption of energy : projections and exponential growth --
Thermal aspects of energy generation --
Atoms and chemical energy --
Efficiency of energy generation and themodynamics --
Production and distribution of electricity --
Conservation : an important energy resource --
Material resources --
Mineral resources --
Recycling and reuse --
Fossil fuel energy resources and consequences --
Fossil-fuel resources --
Environmental effects of utility generatign facilities --
Pollution from fossil fuels --
Moving down the road --
Weather and climate --
Climate change and human activity --
Nuclear energy resources and consequences --
Nuclear reactions --
Energy from nuclear reactors --
Safety and nuclear energy --
Solar energy and alternative energy resources and consequences --
Solar energy : wind, photovoltaics, and large-scale installations --
Solar energy and water --
Biomass energy --
The energy cost of agriculture --
Energy storage and energy alternatives --
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