Energy and Society

Energy and Society

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Energy and Society: An Introduction, Second Edition provides readers with a detailed introduction to energy sources and energy utilization. This book presents an overview of alternative energy issues and technologies, discusses the pros and cons of various energy sources, and explores their impacts on society and the environment. Whata€™s New in the Second Edition: This second edition offers simple updates, as well as completely rewritten material, regarding the last decade in areas including global climate change, oil prices, renewable and alternative fuels, and diversion of civil nuclear energy programs into nuclear weapons proliferation. It covers the development of energy technology from the time of early humans through antiquity, medieval times, and the Industrial Revolution. It also addresses the development of nuclear energy, energy supply and demand, geopolitics of energy, and the various environmental issues associated with energy use. Keeps mathematics to a minimum, making the book usable for a variety of academic majors Includes up-to-date coverage of all new energy sources Traces the development and utilization of energy throughout history Energy and Society: An Introduction, Second Edition can benefit undergraduate students taking a survey course in engineering, as well as professionals in the energy supply, energy planning, or environmental industry.It means, though, that a car using 10 L/100 km with gasoline would get 13 with ethanol. Ethanol shares ... The farm machinery and transportation equipment all emit CO2, as does the generation of the heat needed for distillation. ... If much corn were diverted to ethanol production, the price of corn as a food would likely rise.

Title:Energy and Society
Author:Harold H. Schobert
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-03-27


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