Powering the Past, Present, and Future

Book - 2007
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This volume comes at an important time, as countries look seriously toward alternative forms of energy and the problems that will result if they do not. The focus of this informative book is on Earth energy resources, such as renewable power from water, ocean energy, solar energy, wind energy, and biofuels, as well as nonrenewable sources.

Coverage includes: The types of energy resources and the natural mechanisms in the earth that have allowed them to form Why some resources are renewable and others are not What "green energy" is Synthetic products being used as energy sources Future development of energy resources and their worldwide impacts Energy applications Environmental and human health issues The many goods and services energy resources provide The management of energy resources and why it is critical to maintain a delicate balance The role of politics, security issues, vulnerability, and how the U.S. government is handling those challenges Exciting experimental and research programs The development of cutting-edge research and space-age technology.
Publisher: New York : Infobase, c2007
ISBN: 9780816063543
Characteristics: xiii, 210 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 25 cm. --


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