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Energy Resources : Occurrence, Production, Conversion, Use - Wendell H. Wiser

Energy Resources

Occurrence, Production, Conversion, Use

Hardcover Published: 19th November 1999
ISBN: 9780387987446
Number Of Pages: 377

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This textbook deals with the physics and chemistry of energy resources, bringing together material having to do with a wide range of resources - coal gas, oil, hydropower, and nuclear. After a brief introduction to the concepts of force, work, and energy the book discusses energy resources: specifically, the worldwide reserves of fossil fuels, the uses to which these fuels are put, and the conversion of fuels into other forms - such as the conversion of coal to gas or liquid fuels. This is followed by discussions of electric power and of nuclear, solar, geothermal and other methods for generating electricity. The discussion then turns to the uses of energy in agriculture, transportation and so forth, and the pollution that accompanies these uses. The book concludes with discussions of energy conservation and projections of energy supplies for the future. Intended for a general-education course in natural sciences, it will also be useful for teachers of science in high schools. The presentation assumes no prior knowledge of physics or chemistry, but it includes the necessary background information where needed.

Energy Concepts, Forms, Lawsp. 1
Petroleump. 21
Natural Gasp. 89
Coalp. 105
Gaseous and Liquid Fuels from Coalp. 125
Fuels from Oil Shale, Tar Sands, Biomass, Wastep. 155
Fossil Fuel Reserves Versus Consumptionp. 173
Electric Powerp. 183
Nuclear Energyp. 201
Solar Energyp. 225
Other Sources of Energy for Electric Power Generationp. 243
Energy Storagep. 263
Energy Use in Agriculturep. 279
Energy Use in Transportationp. 293
Pollution of the Atmosphere from Energy Usep. 309
Energy Conservationp. 341
Energy Supply for the Futurep. 353
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780387987446
ISBN-10: 0387987444
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 377
Published: 19th November 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.86