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Perspectives on energy : issues, ideas, and environmental dilemmas

Author: Lon C Ruedisili; Morris W Firebaugh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1975.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perspectives on energy.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1975
(OCoLC)643630178
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lon C Ruedisili; Morris W Firebaugh
ISBN: 0195018796 9780195018790
OCLC Number: 1394315
Description: xii, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Posing the dilemmas --
Realities of the energy crisis / C. Starr --
The chemical century / R.E. Lapp --
Mineral resource estimates and public policy / V.E. McKelvey --
Energy crisis in perspective / J.C. Fisher --
Energy use in the United States food system / J.S. Steinhart and C.E. Steinhart --
Energy and the environment / J.M Fowler --
2. Fossil-fuel energy sources --
Survey of world energy resources / M.K. Hubbert --
Scientific aspects of the oil spill problem / M. Blumer --
The challenge and promise of coal / E.A. Nephew --
Agony of the Northern Plains / A.M. Josephy Jr. --
Biologic effects of air pollution / R. Frank --
3. Nuclear fission as an energy source --
The case for nuclear energy / B.I. Spinrad --
Electric power from nuclear fission / M. Benedict --
Nuclear eclectic power / D.J. Rose --
Reactor safety study : an assessment of accident risks in United States commercial nuclear power plants / U.S. Atomic Energy Commission --
Disposal of nuclear wastes / A.S. Kubo and D.J. Rose --
Report in biological effects of ionizing radiations / The Beir Committee --
Plutonium and public health / D.P. Geesaman --
The clear and present danger : nuclear power plants / Environmental Education Group / Environmental Alert Group --
The dilemma of fission energy / D.P. Geesaman and D.E. Abrahamson --
Pugwash warns on nuclear power / Report of working group 5 --
4. Alternative energy sources --
The quest for fusion power / L.M. Lidsky --
Fusion power : an assessment of its potential impact in the United States / G.L. Kulcinski --
Solar energy : its time is near / W.E. Morrow, Jr. --
Geothermal energy / L.J.P. Muffler and D.E. White --
Tidal power / M.K. Hubbert --
Wind power : a near-term partial solution to the energy crisis / W.E. Heronemus --
Oil shale and the energy crisis / G.U. Dinneen and G.L. Cook --
Cole conversion technology / H. Perry --
The Black Box (fuel cells) / T. Aaronson --
Magnetohydrodynamic central power : a status report / J.B. Dicks --
The hydrogen economy / D.P. Gregory --
Power from trash / W.C. Kasper --
5. Energy policy recommendations and future directions --
Cars, fuel, and pollution / J. Crossland --
Efficiency of energy use in the United States / E. Hirst and J.C. Moyers --
Energy conservation / G.A. Lincoln --
The impact of technical advice on the choice for nuclear power / J.S. Steinhart --
Role of the government in resolving energy problems / S. York --
The recycle society of tomorrow / G.T. Seaborg.
Responsibility: edited by Lon C. Ruedisili, Morris W. Firebaugh.

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