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Macro-engineering : a challenge for the future

Author: Viorel Badescu; Richard Brook Cathcart; Roelof D Schuiling
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Water science and technology library, v. 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. The primary goals of some Earth-based macroprojects described in this book are  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viorel Badescu; Richard Brook Cathcart; Roelof D Schuiling
ISBN: 1402037392 9781402037399 1402046049 9781402046049
OCLC Number: 74269818
Description: xiv, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Geo-engineering and energy production in the 21st century / Richard Brook Cathcart and Viorel Badescu --
Mineral sequestration of CO₂ and recovery of the heat of reaction / Roelof Dirk Schuiling --
Large-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) technology: solar electricity for the whole world / Evert H. du Marchie van Voorthuysen --
Wind parks, mariculture, nutrients from organic waste streams, CO₂ sequestration: a fruitful combination? / Roelof Dirk Schuiling and Gerrit Oudakker --
A macro-project to reduce hurricane intensity and slow global sea level rise / Richard LaRosa --
Mitigation of anthropogenic climate change via a macro-engineering scheme: climate modeling results / Govindasamy Bala and Ken Caldeira --
A dual use for space solar power: the global weather control option / Ross N. Hoffman [and others] --
Space towers / Alexander A. Bolonkin --
Extreme climate control membrane structures: nth degree macro-engineering / Richard Brook Cathcart and Milan M. Ćirković --
Cable anti-gravitator, electrostatic levitation and articifial gravity / Alexander A. Bolonkin --
Planetary macro-engineering using orbiting solar reflectors / Colin R. McInnes --
Stellar engines and controlled movement of the sun / Viorel Badescu and Richard Brook Cathcart / Macro-engineering in the galactic context: a new agenda for astrobiology / Milan M. Ćirković.
Series Title: Water science and technology library, v. 54.
Responsibility: edited by Viorel Badescu, Richard B. Cathcart and Roelof D. Schuiling.
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