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Wide-ranging overviews consider scientific, economic, environmental, political, and social issues. Tabak discusses the historical development of each energy resource, explains its current utilization, and considers its potential to meet future global demand. He explains scientific principles and technological requirements for converting energy sources to usable power. The series considers factors such as environmental impact, required economic investment, industry influences, and government legislation and subsidies. Each volume includes an interview with an expert on one of the featured energy sources. Annotated reading lists of print and online resources lead to a wealth of information. The numerous color illustrations include charts, graphs, and maps showing various aspects of energy use and its effects, and photographs and schematics of related mechanisms. While not for browsers-reading these resources requires concentration and a willingness to follow complex arguments-the series has value both for the explanations it offers and the questions it raises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816070879
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Energy and the Environment Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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