Energy and the Environment

Energy and the Environment

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In an age of mounting energy crises, James A. Fay and Daniel Golomb's "Energy and the Environment" addresses a central and critical problem in urban-industrial societies: the destructive relationship between energy use and the environment. Intended for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students, as well as professionals in the fields of energy and environmental sciences and technology, this ground-breaking text develops the scientific and technological background for understanding how rapidly increasing use of energy threatens the natural environment at local, regional, and global scales. Fay describes fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy technologies and their effectiveness in transforming the source of energy to useful mechanical or electrical power. Special emphasis is given to the generation of electric power and the use of transportation vehicles, as well as the technological improvements that increase energy efficiency and reduce air pollutant emissions. In addition, the text analyzes the source of toxic emissions to air, water, and land that arise from energy uses and their effects on environmental quality at urban and regional scales.This book aims to equip engineering and science majors and professionals with the basic factual knowledge needed to develop solutions to these environmental problems.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 190 x 236 x 22mm | 759.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures and halftones
  • 0195150929
  • 9780195150926

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"[P]resent[s] useful discussions of the environmental impacts of pollutants and emphasize[s] greenhouse gases and acid deposition."--Physics Todayshow more

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1. ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT; CHAPTER 2. GLOBAL ENERGY USE AND SUPPLY; CHAPTER 3. THERMODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY CONVERSION; CHPATER 4. ELECTRICAL ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, AND STORAGE; CHAPTER 5. FOSSIL FUELED POWER PLANTS; CHAPTER 6. NUCLEAR FUELED POWER PLANTS; CHAPTER 7. RENEVABLE ENERGY; CHAPTER 8. TRANSPORTATION; CHAPTER 9. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS AND FOSSIL FUEL USE; CHAPTER 10. GLOBAL WARMING; CHAPTER 11. CONCLUDING REMARKS; APPENDIX Ashow more