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The Resource Energy and the environment : scientific and technological principles, James A. Fay, Dan S. Golomb

Energy and the environment : scientific and technological principles, James A. Fay, Dan S. Golomb

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Energy and the environment : scientific and technological principles
Title
Energy and the environment
Title remainder
scientific and technological principles
Statement of responsibility
James A. Fay, Dan S. Golomb
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Now thoroughly updated in its second edition, Energy and the Environment: Scientific and Technological Principles addresses a central problem of urban-industrial society--the interconnectedness of energy usage and environmental degradation--by examining how the rapidly growing use of energy threatens the natural environment at local, regional, and global scales. Authors James A. Fay and Dan S. Golomb describe fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy technologies and explain their efficiencies for transforming source energy to useful mechanical or electrical power. In particular, they emphasize electric power and the use of transportation vehicles, whose technological improvements increase energy efficiency and reduce air pollutant emissions. Fay and Golomb also analyze the source of toxic emissions to air, water, and land that arise from energy uses and their effects on environmental quality. They pay special attention to global climate change, the contribution made to it by energy uses, and the salient technologies that are being developed to mitigate this effect. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate students, as well as professionals in the fields of energy and environmental sciences and technology, Energy and the Environment: Scientific and Technological Principles, Second Edition, equips readers with the basic factual knowledge needed to develop solutions to these environmental problems. New to this Edition: Updated data reflecting the profound changes in energy supply and demand and in technologies, a completely rewritten chapter on renewable energies including major technological advances of recent years, a new chapter on Thermochemistry, Fossil Fuel Combustion, Synfuels, and Hydrogen Economy, and expanded coverage of global warming and possible measures for mitigating this environmental threat. -- Book cover
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Fay, James A
Dewey number
333.79/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD195.E49
LC item number
F39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Golomb, D
Series statement
MIT-Pappalardo series in mechanical engineering
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Energy and the environment : scientific and technological principles, James A. Fay, Dan S. Golomb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy and the environment -- Global energy use and supply -- Thermodynamic principles of energy conversion -- Thermodynamics of fossil, biomass, and synthetic fuels -- Electrical energy generation, transmission, and storage -- Fossil-fueled power plants -- Nuclear-fueled power plants -- Renewable energy -- Automotive transportation -- Environmental effects of fossil fuel use -- Global warming and climate change -- Mitigating global warming
Control code
678923879
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780199765133
Lccn
2010044579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)678923879
Label
Energy and the environment : scientific and technological principles, James A. Fay, Dan S. Golomb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Energy and the environment -- Global energy use and supply -- Thermodynamic principles of energy conversion -- Thermodynamics of fossil, biomass, and synthetic fuels -- Electrical energy generation, transmission, and storage -- Fossil-fueled power plants -- Nuclear-fueled power plants -- Renewable energy -- Automotive transportation -- Environmental effects of fossil fuel use -- Global warming and climate change -- Mitigating global warming
Control code
678923879
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780199765133
Lccn
2010044579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)678923879

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