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The Resource Beyond the age of oil : the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives, Leonardo Maugeri ; translated from the Italian by Jonathan T. Hine Jr

Beyond the age of oil : the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives, Leonardo Maugeri ; translated from the Italian by Jonathan T. Hine Jr

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Beyond the age of oil : the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives
Title
Beyond the age of oil
Title remainder
the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives
Statement of responsibility
Leonardo Maugeri ; translated from the Italian by Jonathan T. Hine Jr
Title variation
Myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In this eagerly awaited sequel to his prize-winning bestseller, The Age of Oil, Leonardo Maugeri, the strategy director of one of the world's biggest energy companies, puts forward a hard-headed, concrete plan in simple everyday language for how to shift the world economy's primary energy dependence from fossil fuels to renewable energies by 2035. Assuming no specialized knowledge, the author walks the reader chapter by chapter through each of the fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) and each of the alternative energy sources (nuclear, hydroelectric, biofuel, wind, solar, geothermal, and hydrogen). Drawing on the unparalleled data and analysis resources at his command, Dr. Maugeri assesses the problems and advantages of each energy source in turn in order to constrain the optimal mix of energy sources that the world should be aiming for in 2035. Critically, he lays out the arduous path for getting from here to there. Dr. Maugeri shows that next 25 years will be a rocky marriage between the old and the new energy paradigms, during which we must dramatically improve the efficiency of our continuing use of fossil fuels, while driving ahead on all fronts to an energy future based on a suite of sustainable energy sources
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1964-
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Maugeri, Leonardo
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ163.2
LC item number
.M37513 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Power resources
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Petroleum reserves
  • Energy industries
  • Energy policy
Label
Beyond the age of oil : the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives, Leonardo Maugeri ; translated from the Italian by Jonathan T. Hine Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: [Milan, Italy] : Sperling & Kupfer, c2008
  • Revised by author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : all the energy in the world -- The fossil sources. "King" oil ; The splendor and misery of coal ; All that gas ; The quest to eliminate carbon dioxide -- The alternatives. Nuclear power : renaissance or decline? ; The weight of water ; Biofuels : behind the smoke and mirrors ; Gone with the wind? ; The sun also rises ; Geothermal power : the primitive energy of the earth ; The hype about hydrogen, the hope about electric cars ; Energy efficiency : the invisible source of energy -- Conclusions : how can we escape our energy trap?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 259 p.
Isbn
9780313381713
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009048615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn464583243
  • (OCoLC)464583243
Label
Beyond the age of oil : the myths, realities, and future of fossil fuels and their alternatives, Leonardo Maugeri ; translated from the Italian by Jonathan T. Hine Jr
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: [Milan, Italy] : Sperling & Kupfer, c2008
  • Revised by author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : all the energy in the world -- The fossil sources. "King" oil ; The splendor and misery of coal ; All that gas ; The quest to eliminate carbon dioxide -- The alternatives. Nuclear power : renaissance or decline? ; The weight of water ; Biofuels : behind the smoke and mirrors ; Gone with the wind? ; The sun also rises ; Geothermal power : the primitive energy of the earth ; The hype about hydrogen, the hope about electric cars ; Energy efficiency : the invisible source of energy -- Conclusions : how can we escape our energy trap?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 259 p.
Isbn
9780313381713
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009048615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn464583243
  • (OCoLC)464583243

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