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Its Use and the Environment
by Roger A. Hinrichs and Merlin Kleinbach

What is the impact of such energy issues as global warming, radioactive waste, and municipal solid waste on the individual and society? ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT answers these questions, emphasizing the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment, and explaining the basic physical principles behind the use of energy, including the study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. By placing energy issues within the context of everyday examples and asking you to define and support critical arguments, ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT offers a provocative approach to this crucial issue.

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Energy for Planet Earth
Readings from Scientific American
by W. H Freeman

How can we reconcile the world's growing demand for energy with the need to maintain a viable global ecosystem? Properly used, energy technologies can help realise material well-being across the planet, but a continuation of current trends will lead to a degraded environment. This collection of 11 articles from the September 1990 "Special Issue of Scientific American" grapples with the challenges we face in ensuring a safe, adequate energy supply in a world burdened by political and economic uncertainty. "Energy for Planet Earth" surveys current global energy needs and resources, and examines critical energy issues, their causes - and potential solutions by leading thinkers.

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Fueling Our Future
An Introduction to Sustainable Energy
by Robert L. Evans (Author)

One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.

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