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Energy : What Everyone Needs to Know - Jose Goldemberg


What Everyone Needs to Know

Paperback Published: 17th July 2012
ISBN: 9780199812929
Number Of Pages: 192

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Without a doubt, the topic of energy--from coal, oil, and nuclear to geothermal, solar and wind--is one of the most pressing across the globe. It is of paramount importance to policy makers, economists, environmentalists, and industry as they consider which technologies to invest in, how to promote use of renewable energy sources, and how to plan for dwindling reserves of non-renewable energy.

In Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Jose Goldemberg, a nuclear physicist who has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the world's top "leaders and visionaries on the environment," takes readers through the basics of the world energy system, its problems, and the technical as well as non-technical solutions to the most pressing energy problems. Addressing the issues in a Q-and-A format, Goldemberg answers such questions as: What are wind, wave, and geothermal energy? What are the problems of nuclear waste disposal? What is acid rain? What is the greenhouse gas effect? What is Carbon Capture and Storage? What are smart grids? What is the Kyoto Protocol? What is "cap and trade"? The book sheds light on the role of population growth in energy consumption, renewable energy resources, the amount of available energy reserves (and when they will run out), geopolitical issues, environmental problems, the frequency of environmental disasters, energy efficiency, new technologies, and solutions to changing consumption patterns. It will be the first place to look for information on the vital topic of energy.

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Part I: ENERGY - the basic concepts

Chapter 1: ENERGY - the basic concepts

What are forces? What is work? What is energy? Which are the common forces in nature? What is friction? How does one measure energy? Can energy be created from nothing? What is the First Law of Thermodynamics? How much energy do humans need to keep alive? How much energy do humans need for other activities? What are the sources of energy we use? What is the origin of the energy we use? At what rate is energy consumption growing? What is the role of population growth in energy growth? Why is energy consumption

ISBN: 9780199812929
ISBN-10: 0199812926
Series: What Everyone Needs to Know
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17th July 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21

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