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Energy, Environment and Climate

Energy, Environment and Climate - 2nd edition

Energy, Environment and Climate - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780393912746

ISBN10: 0393912744

Energy, Environment and Climate by Richard Wolfson - ISBN 9780393912746
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
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Energy, Environment and Climate by Richard Wolfson - ISBN 9780393912746

ISBN13: 9780393912746

ISBN10: 0393912744

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 12
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Summary

Energy, Environment, and Climate, Second Edition, is the most contemporary book for the energy course. Written for non-science majors, the text presents the physical concepts in easy-to-understand language and asks students to apply those concepts to contemporary energy issues. Students learn to analyze the important questions that face today's citizens and deal with the answers both qualitatively and quantitatively. End-of-chapter questions provide an opportunity for students to practice what they've learned and provide instructors with questions that can be debated in class.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
A Changing Planet 1
High-Energy Society 22
Energy: A Closer Look 37
Energy and Heat 68
Fossil Fuel Energy 105
Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels 143
Nuclear Energy 177
Energy from Earth and Moon 224
Direct from the Sun: Solar Energy 251
Indirect from the Sun: Water, Wind, Biomass 292
Hydrogen Futures? 332
Keeping Warm: The Science of Climate 356
Forcing the Climate 377
Is Earth Warming? 403
Future Climates 426
Energy and Climate: Breaking the Link 456
Appendix 483
Glossary 489
Suggested Readings 501
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises 507
Credits and Data Sources 509
Index 521