Introduction to Energy
Resources, Technology, and Society 2nd Revised edition
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Introduction to Energy by Edward S. Cassedy
Book DescriptionEnergy issues such as pollution, resource depletion, global warming, nuclear power and waste are problems that demand timely solutions. This book provides a critical examination of the resources, market forces, and social impacts of modern energy production. The book addresses the dilemmas that have arisen due to society's crucial dependence on energy, particularly fossil fuels, and explores the available alternative energy producing technologies. The second edition has increased emphasis on those issues at the forefront of the current energy debate: energy sustainability, climate change, and the radical restructuring of the power industry due to de-regulation. Assuming no prior technical expertise and avoiding complex mathematical formulation, it is directed at a broad readership. The second edition will follow the first in proving especially useful as a textbook for undergraduate programs in Science, Technology and Society (STS), and as a supplementary text in a variety of courses which touch upon energy studies, including environmental and technology policy, environmental, mineral and business law, energy and resource economics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521637671
(247mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edward S. Cassedy
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