Energy, Environment, and Climate

ISBN-10: 0393927636

ISBN-13: 9780393927634

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Wolfson
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Description: In this accessible study of energy use and global climate change, award-winning physicist Richard Wolfson outlines basic science concepts as well as specific, contemporary applications in energy production and its environmental consequences. The book emphasizes science and technology, but societal and economic issues are also covered. Included are 150 photographs and illustrations.

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Book details

List price: $67.50
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 532
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
A Changing Planet
High-Energy Society
Energy: A Closer Look
Energy and Heat
Fossil Fuel Energy
Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Energy from Earth and Moon
Direct from the Sun: Solar Energy
Indirect from the Sun: Water, Wind, Biomass
Hydrogen Futures?
Keeping Warm: The Science of Climate
Forcing the Climate
Is Earth Warming?
Future Climates
Energy and Climate: Breaking the Link
Appendix
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Credits and Data Sources
Index
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