Summary: Covering the environment, transportation, efficiency, and cost, this book is suitable for engineering and science students, teachers, consumers, and energy-related corporations.
Edition/Copyright: 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 10/23/2006 International: No
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Stan Gibilisco is a professional technical writer who specializes in books on electronics and science topics. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Electronics, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics, as well as over 20 other technical books. His published works have won numerous awards. The Encyclopedia of Electronics was chosen a ''Best Reference Book of the 1980s'' by the American Library Association, which also named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a ''Best Reference of 1996.'' Stan Gibilisco's Web sites are http://www.sciencewriter.com and http://members.aol.com/stangib.
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Foreword: The Conservation Question Part I: THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT Chapter 1. Wood, Corn, and Coal for Heating Chapter 2. Methane and Oil for Heating Chapter 3. Electric Heating and Cooling Chapter 4. Heat Exchangers Chapter 5. Fuel Cells for Heating and Cooling Chapter 6. Solar Heating and Cooling Chapter 7. Other Heating and Cooling Alternatives Test: Part One Part II: TRANSPORTATION Chapter 8. Common Fossil Fuels Chapter 9. Ethanol Fuels Chapter 10. Biodiesel Fuels Chapter 11. Electric Vehicles Chapter 12. Hybrid Vehicles Chapter 13. Fuel Cell Vehicles Chapter 14. Other Transportation Alternatives Test: Part Two Part III: ELECTRIFICATION Chapter 15. Electricity from Fossil Fuels Chapter 16. Hydroelectric Energy Chapter 17. Biomass Sources of Electricity Chapter 18. Nuclear Sources of Electricity Chapter 19. Wind as a Source of Electricity Chapter 20. Solar Sources of Electricity Chapter 21. Other Electrical Alternatives Test: Part Three Final Exam (100 Questions)
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