Energy is a critical public concern in the 21st century, spurring demand for reliable, easy-to-understand information on subjects as varied as the drivers of prices, the potential for new technologies, the implications of a more diverse energy-supply portfolio, and the way government policies affect the energy marketplace. All of those issues and more are covered in this unique, two-volume compendium. Traditional energy sources such as oil, coal, and natural gas are explored in volume one and new and emerging energy sources are addressed in volume two. Each chapter provides a brief history of the energy source, describes how it functions, and examines market issues, government regulations, and environmental and community impacts. The work discusses energy security and energy independence, efficiency standards, and carbon policy as well as consumer-focused technologies such as energy storage options, smart appliances and homes, and electric cars. Readers will come away from this guide with an understanding of the energy industry and an appreciation of the ways government, industry, and society can manage both risks and benefits.Roman concrete mainly consisted of three ingredients namely hydrate lime, Pozzolan volcanic ash, and rock. Walls formed from clay were eventually reinforced with a thin layer of limestone that held the walls together. Ancient Romans benefitted from the ... The same roller compacted method was used to build the Upper Stillwater Dam in eastern Utah in 1987. The concrete recipe used by the Bureau ofanbsp;...
|Author||:||Robin Morris Collin, Robert William Collin|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2014-09-16|