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The Resource Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg

Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg

Label
Energy : what everyone needs to know
Title
Energy
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
José Goldemberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"José Goldemberg, a nuclear physicist who has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the world's top "leaders and visionaries on the environment," takes readers through the basics of the world energy system, its problems, and the technical as well as non-technical solutions to the most pressing energy problems. Addressing the issues in a Q-and-A format, Goldemberg answers such questions as: What are wind, wave, and geothermal energy? What are the problems of nuclear waste disposal? What is acid rain? What is the greenhouse gas effect? What is Carbon Capture and Storage? What are smart grids? What is the Kyoto Protocol? What is "cap and trade"? The book sheds light on the role of population growth in energy consumption, renewable energy resources, the amount of available energy reserves (and when they will run out), geopolitical issues, environmental problems, the frequency of environmental disasters, energy efficiency, new technologies, and solutions to changing consumption patterns. It will be the first place to look for information on the vital topic of energy"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldemberg, José
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ163.3
LC item number
.G65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy development
  • Energy industries
  • Power resources
Label
Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-158) 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
Energy : the basic concepts -- How is energy used today? Present energy use -- The world's present energy system. Energy sources ; Fossil fuels ; Renewables ; Nuclear power -- The problems of the present energy system. Exhaustion of fossil fuels and energy security ; Environmental problems ; Energy costs -- Technical solutions and policies. Energy efficiency ; New technologies ; Policies -- Nontechnical solutions. Energy and lifestyle -- Appendix 1. Decimal prefixes -- Appendix 2. Common energy unit conversion factors
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 167 p.
Isbn
9780199812929
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011044525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn764586458
  • (OCoLC)764586458
Label
Energy : what everyone needs to know, José Goldemberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-158) 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
Energy : the basic concepts -- How is energy used today? Present energy use -- The world's present energy system. Energy sources ; Fossil fuels ; Renewables ; Nuclear power -- The problems of the present energy system. Exhaustion of fossil fuels and energy security ; Environmental problems ; Energy costs -- Technical solutions and policies. Energy efficiency ; New technologies ; Policies -- Nontechnical solutions. Energy and lifestyle -- Appendix 1. Decimal prefixes -- Appendix 2. Common energy unit conversion factors
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 167 p.
Isbn
9780199812929
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011044525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn764586458
  • (OCoLC)764586458

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