Alternative Energy for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470430621

ISBN-13: 9780470430620

Edition: 2009

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Basic Facts of Energy Life.
What a Mess!
What Energy Is and How It�s Used (Politically and Practically)
Putting Together Each Piece of the Energy Puzzle
Digging Deeper into the Current State of Affairs.
Developing a Snapshot of Fossil Fuel Use and Availability
Burning Up with Conventional Energy Sources
The First Alternative-Energy Sources: Effi ciency and Conservation
Understanding the Demand For Alternatives
Alternatives � Buildings.
Going Nuclear
Harnessing the Sun with Solar Power
Treading Water with Hydropower
Blowing Away with Wind Power
Digging into Geothermal
Exploring Biomass
Burning Wood
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies
Alternatives � Transportation.
Alternative Transport Technologies
Alternative-Fuel Vehicles
Plugging In: Electric Vehicles
Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles
Exotic Propulsion Systems
The Part of Tens.
Ten or So Myths about Energy
Ten-Plus Ways to Invest in an Alternative-Energy Future
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