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Complete coverage of current social issues in a single resource, The latest information on the most important social issues in America today is the hallmark of this well-established series for high school students. Completely updated every two years, the Information Plus® Reference Series gives readers a clear and comprehensive summary of the most up-to-date research, legislation and more on each subject - all of which are vividly illustrated by numerous tables, charts, and graphs. Ideal for class assignments, reports, and research projects, the series has a distinct, easy-to-understand style that students will appreciate. The Information Plus® Reference Series provides: Up-to-date statistical information on the volume's subject that gives students the most current data available - all from one source, Discussions of hundreds of topics and subtopics, providing valuable explanations of statistics, Tables, charts, and graphs, vividly illustrating facts and figures, Resources section and directory of important organizations in each volume - including key e-mail addresses and Web site URLs - that offer the best avenues for continued research.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Energy Overview 1
Chapter 2 Oil 21
Chapter 3 Natural Gas 41
Chapter 4 Coal 57
Chapter 5 Nuclear Energy 71
Chapter 6 Renewable Energy 85
Chapter 7 Energy Reserves-Oil, Gas, Coal, and Uranium 101
Chapter 8 Electricity 111
Chapter 9 Energy Conservation 121
Important Names and Addresses 133