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Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy

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  • 62 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 192 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.318 kg

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521684484)

One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.

• Written in a nontechnical style to make it accessible to a broad range of readers • Outlines current energy use patterns and their environmental impacts • Describes alternatives to fossil fuels

Contents

Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Introduction; 2. The energy conversion chain; 3. Energy and the environment; Part II. The Global Energy Demand and Supply Balance: 4. World energy demand; 5. World energy supply; Part III. New and Sustainable Energy Sources: 6. Non-conventional fossil fuels; 7. Renewable energy sources; 8. Nuclear power; Part IV. Towards a Sustainable Energy Balance: 9. The transportation challenge; 10. Achieving a sustainable energy balance; Index.

Reviews

'Delightfully written in a non-technical and accessible style, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers, both with and without scientific backgrounds. It is steady-paced and well grounded, providing much solid information in a coherent and useful way which really makes it possible for the layman to think about the subject matter.' Journal of Environmental Conservation

'The book is very good to read with a preface, a glossary, an index and an appendix with energy factors. … It is written in a non-technical style for a wide range of readers both with and without [a]scientific background.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift

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