Energy Demand and Climate Change Issues and Resolutions

ISBN-10: 3527324461

ISBN-13: 9783527324460

Edition: 2009

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This scientifically sound, yet easily readable book provides the fundamentals necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems and provides possible answers based on current technology such as solar, water and geothermal power. Moreover, it introduces the reader to new concepts that are already or may soon be realized, such as nuclear fusion or a hydrogen-based economy. Aimed at a wide readership ranging from educated laypeople and students to practitioners in engineering and environmental science.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Professor Franklin Hadley Cocks has taught energy, technology, and climate-related courses for decades at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, where he has served twice as Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He received al of his degrees from MIT, was a Fulbright Fellow at Imperial college, London, holds more than 20 U.S. patents and has published numerous professional papers on topics ranging from cryobiology and lithotripsy to solar cells and lunar geology. Early in his career, he developed the silicon ribbon crystal growth method now used to produce solar cells on an industrial scale. His metal-foaming payload was flown successfully on the Columbia space shuttle in 1991, and he has served as a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy.

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