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Alternative Energy

ISBN-10: 0071794336
ISBN-13: 9780071794336
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Stan Gibilisco
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List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Power up your knowledge with this step-by-step look at alternative energyAlternative Energy Demystifiedoffers updated information on energy sources from the first edition, and brand-new chapters devoted to new technologies like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This comprehensive resource is perfect for students and teachers at all levels, as well as corporate executives or government officials who want to see their institutions evolve with emerging technologies.Inside you'll find:A complete overview of all energy alternatives, both conventional and emerging, and their advantages and limitationsAn unbiased approach to the discussion of alternative energyFocus on both the physical principles AND the applications of each energy sourceNew quiz and exam questions that resemble standard scholastic examsNew "Letter to the Student" touts the DeMYSTiFieD brand and highlights the series benefitsChapter-opening objectives give you insight into what you are going to learn in each stepQuestions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses"Still Struggling?" icons offer specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopicsA final exam for overall self-assessment

Stan Gibilisco is a professional technical writer who specializes in books on electronics and science topics. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Electronics, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics, as well as over 20 other technical books. His published works have won numerous awards. The Encyclopedia of Electronics was chosen a "Best Reference Book of the 1980s" by the American Library Association, which also named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference of 1996."

Introduction
Heating: The Basics and the Primitives
Energy, Power, and Heat
The Wood Stove
Pellet Stoves and Furnaces
Corn Stoves and Furnaces
Coal Stoves
Quiz
Heating with Oil and Gas
Forced-Air Heating
Hot-Water and Steam Heating
Oilheat Technology
Methane ("Natural Gas") Heating
Propane Heating
Quiz
Heating and Cooling with Electricity
Temperature
Electric Resistance Heating
Principles of Cooling
Electric Heat Pumps
Quiz
Passive Solar Heating
Sunnyside Glass
Thermal-Mass Heating
Solar Water Heating
Sidehill Construction
Quiz
Alternative Indoor Climate Control
Direct Wind-Powered Climate Control
Direct Hydroelectric Climate Control
Direct Photovoltaic Climate Control
Thermal-Mass Cooling
Evaporative Cooling
Subterranean Living
Quiz
Conventional Propulsion
Gasoline Fuel and Engines
Petroleum Diesel Fuel and Engines
Conventional Jet Fuel and Engines
Conventional Rocket Fuel and Engines
Quiz
Propulsion with Methane, Propane, and Biofuels
Methane for Propulsion
Propane for Propulsion
Ethanol for Propulsion
Biodiesel Fuel for Propulsion
Quiz
Propulsion with Electricity, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cells
Electric Vehicles
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles
Fuel-Cell Vehicles
Quiz
Advanced Propulsion Methods
Magnetic Levitation
The Maglev Train
The Nuclear-Powered Ship
The Ion Rocket
Fusion Spacecraft Engines
The Solar Sail
Quiz
Electricity from Fossil Fuels
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Oil-Fired Power Plants
Methane-Fired Power Plants
On-Site Combustion Generators
Quiz
Electricity from Water and Wind
Large- and Medium-Scale Hydropower
Small-Scale Hydropower
Tidal-Electric Power
Wave-Electric Power
Large-Scale Wind Power
Small-Scale Wind Power
Quiz
Electricity from Atoms and Sunshine
Atoms
Power from Uranium Fission
Power from Hydrogen Fusion
Photovoltaics
Large-Scale PV Systems
Small-Scale PV Systems
Quiz
Illumination Technology
Incandescent Lamps
Conventional Fluorescent Lamps
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
Semiconductor Lamps
Quiz
Advanced Electrification Methods
Geothermal Power
Biomass Power
Small-Scale Fuel-Cell Power
Aeroelectric Power
Quiz
Final Exam
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
Suggested Additional Reading
Index

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