The Future of Energy
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The Future of Energy

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Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting the world's energy needs. A historical, scientific, and technical background set the stage for discussions on a wide range of energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, as well as emerging renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Readers will learn that there are no truly "green" energy sources-all energy usage involves some tradeoffs-and will understand these tradeoffs and other issues involved in using each energy source.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 390g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures, graphs
  • 0128010274
  • 9780128010273
  • 1,530,111

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" According to the Towler principle, 'It is not possible to extract energy from the environment without having an impact on the environment.'...Summing Up: Recommended." --Choice
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. The History and Culture of Energy Chapter 2. How is Energy Measured Chapter 3. Energy Science and Thermodynamics Chapter 4. Environmental issues Chapter 5. Crude Oil Chapter 6. Natural Gas Chapter 7. Nuclear Energy Chapter 8. Solar Power Chapter 9. Wind Energy Chapter 10. Hydroelectricity Chapter 11. Geothermal Chapter 12. Ethanol, Biodiesel and Biomass Chapter 13. Coal and Clean Coal Technologies Chapter 14. Carbon Capture and Sequestration Chapter 15. Hydrogen Chapter 16. The Future of Energy
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About Brian F Towler

Chair of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Queensland University of Wyoming Chair of Dept, 2004 - 2008 Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Petroleum Engineering, 2009 Associate Editor and Board member of Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2007-present.
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" According to the Towler principle, 'It is not possible to extract energy from the environment without having an impact on the environment.'...Summing Up: Recommended." -- Choice
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