Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions / Edition 1

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions / Edition 1

by Franklin Hadley Cocks, Cocks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3527324461

ISBN-13: 9783527324460

Pub. Date: 06/02/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This scientifically sound, yet easily readable book provides the fundamentals necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems and provides possible answers based on current technology such as solar, water and geothermal power. Moreover, it introduces the reader to new concepts that are already or may soon be realized, such as nuclear fusion or a

Overview

This scientifically sound, yet easily readable book provides the fundamentals necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems and provides possible answers based on current technology such as solar, water and geothermal power. Moreover, it introduces the reader to new concepts that are already or may soon be realized, such as nuclear fusion or a hydrogen-based economy.
Aimed at a wide readership ranging from educated laypeople and students to practitioners in engineering and environmental science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527324460
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Prologue

PART I: QUESTIONS
Introduction
Ancient Days and Modern Times
Ice Ages -
Past and Future
Global Warming versus Returning Glaciers
Earth's Fossil Fuel Supply
Nuclear Power

PART II: ANSWERS
Introduction
Solar Energy
Wind, Waves, and Tides
Going with the Flow: Water, Dams, and Hydropower
Geothermal Energy: Energy from the Earth Itself
Efficiency, Conservation, and Hybrid Cars
Energy Storage: Macro to Micro
Green Fuel: Biodiesel, Alcohol, and Biomass

PART III: DREAMS
Introduction
Breeding Nuclear Fuel
Nuclear Fusion: Engine of the Sun
Power from the Ocean: Thermal and Salinity Gradients
Fuel Cells: Hydrogen, Alcohol, and Coal
Magnetohydrodynamics and Power Plants
Thermionics and the Single Fuel Home
Artificial Photosynthesis and Water Splitting
Planetary Engineering and Terraforming
Space Solar Power: Energy and the Final Frontier

PART IV: NIGHTMARES
Introduction
Alternative Futures
ORBITuary? Disasters That Could Occur

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