Energy and the Environment / Edition 22

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The cover photo showing illuminated areas of the Earth at night as seen from space satellites illustrates global energy use patterns. The global extent of increasing energy use is cause to examine the ramifications of resource consumption and its effects on the world in which we live. This text examines several critical topics of global importance associated with our increasing use of resource consumption and its impact on our environment.

Energy and the Environment, 2e provides updated information on pivotal issues that surround the study of energy through the exploration of basic concepts, resources applications, and problems of current interest. The text presents up-to-date research and data from the pages of current journals and government publications.

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Written for students with little scientific background, this text explores how many of our environmental problems stem from the quest for abundant and inexpensive energy. Chapters cover such material as energy fundamentals, the use of fossil fuels, renewable energy resources, nuclear energy, transportation, air pollution, and the global effects of how we use energy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471739890
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/16/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 22
  • Pages: 365
  • Sales rank: 283,327
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. Ristinen is a retired Professor pf Physics at theUniversity of Colorado in Boulder. Since 1974, he has taught theEnergy and Environment course several times. Ristinen is a FormerChair of the University Energy Conservation Committee and hasserved for many years as Chair of the University's Radiation SafetyCommittee.

Jack J. Kraushaar is a retired Professor of Physics at theUniversity of Colorado in Boulder. He started teaching the courseon Energy and the Environment in 1971 and has taught it severaltimes since then. He has served on the Rocky Flats CitizensAdvisory Committee, on the Boulder County Energy ConservationBoard, and on the University Energy Conservation Committee.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Energy Fundamentals, Energy Use in an IndustrialSociety.

Chapter 2. The Fossil Fuels.

Chapter 3. Heat Engines.

Chapter 4. Renewable Energy Sources I: Solar Energy.

Chapter 5. Renewable Energy Sources II: Alternatives.

Chapter 6. The Promise and Problems of Nuclear Energy.

Chapter 7. Energy Conservation.

Chapter 8. Transportation.

Chapter 9. Air Pollution.

Chapter 10. Global Effects.

Epilogue: Looking Ahead.

Appendix A: Linear Plots, Semilogarithmic Plots, and ExponentialGrowth.

Appendix B: Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin TemperatureScales.

Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems.


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