Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

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Overview

Global energy needs have increased dramatically over the past 100 years, and they will continue to increase, creating energy, environmental, and social crises. Can we solve this problem?

The first step, according to the authors of Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook, is to understand fundamental energy issues. Combining their knowledge from the complementary fields of science and policy, the authors begin by explaining the basic facts of energy—what it is, where it comes from, why it is important. Then they show how energy use is linked to global economics, identify key players, and examine the social and environmental consequences of our energy decisions. For readers interested in—or worried about—our use of fossil fuels, this book provides a keen understanding of both the problem and the possible solutions.

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Editorial Reviews

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"this work is essential for environmental science and public-policy collections."

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Library Journal

"perfect for college-level collections and even some high school holdings strong in the science and social issues surrounding resource management."

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Midwest Book Review

"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students; general readers."

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Choice

"It is recommended for public, high school, and college libraries, especially where there is an interest in energy and environmental issues."

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Library Journal

In this comprehensive survey, Moan (political science, Northern Arizona Univ.) and Smith (The Environmental Policy Paradox) delineate energy consumption's influential political figures and principal challenges while clarifying prospective conservation solutions. The book is rich with illustrative tables and offers a glossary of essential terms. Each of its eight chapters concludes with two pages of reference material. The study closes with a 43-page chapter detailing print, electronic, and organizational resources that deal with associated economic and environmental struggles. With its in-depth approach to a timely subject, this work is essential for environmental science and public-policy collections.


—Savannah Schroll Guz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851098903
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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