Beyond the Age of Oil The Myths, Realities, and Future of Fossil Fuels and Their Alternatives

ISBN-10: 0313381712

ISBN-13: 9780313381713

Edition: 2010

Authors: Leonardo Maugeri
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 259
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

LEONARDO MAUGERI is Group Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategies and Planning for the Italian energy company ENI, the sixth-largest publicly listed oil company in the world. His articles have appeared in Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, Science, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: All the Energy in the World
The Fossil Sources
“King” Oil
The Splendor and Misery of Coal
All That Gas
The Quest to Eliminate Carbon Dioxide
The Alternatives
Nuclear Power: Renaissance or Decline?
The Weight of Water
Biofuels: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors
Gone with the Wind?
The Sun Also Rises
Geothermal Power: The Primitive Energy of the Earth
The Hype about Hydrogen, the Hope about Electric Cars
Energy Efficiency: The Invisible Source of Energy
Conclusions: How Can We Escape Our Energy Trap?
Notes
Glossary of Units of Measurement
Index
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