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The Resource The energy problem, Richard S. Stein, Joseph Powers

The energy problem, Richard S. Stein, Joseph Powers

Label
The energy problem
Title
The energy problem
Statement of responsibility
Richard S. Stein, Joseph Powers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most scientists now believe that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are rapidly increasing, and that emissions from the burning of fossil fuels is a principal cause. Thus, it is probable that this will affect the climate and lead to global warming. This book familiarizes the non-specialist with alternative sources of energy, pointing out their advantages and disadvantages. The appropriate principles of physics and chemistry involved in each alternative will be presented in an easily digestible manner. The book seeks to better inform the public about specific actions that need to be taken in order to better combat energy problems, and reduce climate change."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Stein, Richard S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Powers, Joseph
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  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy development
  • Power resources
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy consumption
Label
The energy problem, Richard S. Stein, Joseph Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Basis : energy considerations. 1. Introduction. Is there a problem? -- Where does energy come from? -- Conservation of energy -- Where does the gasoline get its energy? -- Fossil fuel sources -- The carbon dioxide problem -- 2. What to do about it? The possibilities -- Using less energy -- Lifestyle changes -- Food supply -- Transportation -- Conservation -- Alternative energy sources -- 3. Thermodynamics. The first law of thermodynamics -- Some examples of the first law -- The second law of thermodynamics -- A reflection -- 4. Conservation. The nature of conservation -- Change in nature of housing -- Energy consuming devices -- Transportation -- Hybrids and fuel efficient cars -- Planes, buses, trucks, and trains -- Centralized agriculture -- Electrical power conservation -- Other factors that might be considered -- An overview of the conservation approach -- Considerations for bringing conservation about -- pt. II. Present energy sources. 5. Fossil fuels. Coal -- What about oil? -- Gasification of coal -- Natural gas as a fuel -- Synthetic oil -- Oil sands -- pt. III. Alternative energy sources. 6. Alternative energy sources. The problem with fossil fuels -- The sun is the ultimate source of most energy -- "Blue-sky" ideas -- 7. Biofuels. Why biofuels? -- Burning wood -- Biodiesel -- Alcohol as a biofuel -- The preparation of biofuels by pyrolysis -- Energy from trash -- Synthetic photosynthesis -- Hydrocarbons -- 8. Wind and water. Wind power -- Hydroelectric power -- Tidal and wave energy -- 9. Geothermal. Hot springs -- Heat pumps -- 10. Solar energy. The sun's energy -- 11. Nuclear energy. Principles -- Nuclear reactions -- The future -- pt. IV. Conclusions. 12. Overview. Economics -- Timing -- Political considerations
Control code
697260700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 188 pages
Isbn
9789814340311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The energy problem, Richard S. Stein, Joseph Powers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Basis : energy considerations. 1. Introduction. Is there a problem? -- Where does energy come from? -- Conservation of energy -- Where does the gasoline get its energy? -- Fossil fuel sources -- The carbon dioxide problem -- 2. What to do about it? The possibilities -- Using less energy -- Lifestyle changes -- Food supply -- Transportation -- Conservation -- Alternative energy sources -- 3. Thermodynamics. The first law of thermodynamics -- Some examples of the first law -- The second law of thermodynamics -- A reflection -- 4. Conservation. The nature of conservation -- Change in nature of housing -- Energy consuming devices -- Transportation -- Hybrids and fuel efficient cars -- Planes, buses, trucks, and trains -- Centralized agriculture -- Electrical power conservation -- Other factors that might be considered -- An overview of the conservation approach -- Considerations for bringing conservation about -- pt. II. Present energy sources. 5. Fossil fuels. Coal -- What about oil? -- Gasification of coal -- Natural gas as a fuel -- Synthetic oil -- Oil sands -- pt. III. Alternative energy sources. 6. Alternative energy sources. The problem with fossil fuels -- The sun is the ultimate source of most energy -- "Blue-sky" ideas -- 7. Biofuels. Why biofuels? -- Burning wood -- Biodiesel -- Alcohol as a biofuel -- The preparation of biofuels by pyrolysis -- Energy from trash -- Synthetic photosynthesis -- Hydrocarbons -- 8. Wind and water. Wind power -- Hydroelectric power -- Tidal and wave energy -- 9. Geothermal. Hot springs -- Heat pumps -- 10. Solar energy. The sun's energy -- 11. Nuclear energy. Principles -- Nuclear reactions -- The future -- pt. IV. Conclusions. 12. Overview. Economics -- Timing -- Political considerations
Control code
697260700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 188 pages
Isbn
9789814340311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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