Energy and the Missing Resource provides a nontechnical analysis of present and future energy resources and their potential development to meet future demand. The prevailing impression in popular discussion of future energy supply is that a crisis will occur, sooner or later, owing to the exhaustion of present resources. In this informative and thought-provoking book, Professor Dostrovsky, who is a leading energy researcher, demonstrates that sufficient resources are available to meet all energy needs for the foreseeable future. However, this does not remove the threat of an energy-supply crisis. What is lacking - the missing resource - is the knowledge of how to use these resources in a practical and environmentally acceptable manner. The author argurs that long-term technical development will be necessary to ensure future energy sufficiency and that international cooperation on technical research, environmental impact, and energy use is needed now to prevent a succession of energy crises in the future. The book avoids technical jargon, and mathematics is kept to a minimum.
All those involved with energy in a technical, business, or governmental policy capacity will find book essential and rewarding reading.
"An excellent detailed review of the history and prognosis of world energy sources and demands...a superb primer for any serious student of world energy problems." Choice