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Author McElroy, Michael B

Title Energy : perspectives, problems, and prospects / Michael B. McElroy

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  TJ163.2 .M3843 2010    LOST AND PAID
 URI  TJ163.2 M3843 2010    DUE 04-27-13 BILLED
Descript xii, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents From hunter-gatherers to English factories -- Energy : what is it and how do we measure it? -- Wood, photosynthesis, and the carbon cycle -- Coal : origin, history, and problems -- Oil : properties, origin, history, problems, and prospects -- Natural gas : origin, history, and prospects -- Energy from water and wind -- Nuclear power -- Steam power -- Electricity -- Automobiles, trucks, and the internal combustion engine -- The challenge of global climate change -- Prospects for carbon capture and sequestration -- Ethanol from biomass : can it substitute for gasoline? -- Current patterns of energy use -- Vision for a low-carbon energy future
LC subject Power resources
ISBN 9780195386110 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195386116 (cloth : alk. paper)