Energy for a Sustainable World

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Current Stock:
SKU:
9783527325405
SUBTITLE:
From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future
ISBN-13 DIGIT:
9783527325405
AUTHOR-1:
Nicola Armaroli
AUTHOR-2:
Vincenzo Balzani
COPYRIGHT/PUBLICATION DATE:
2011
BINDING:
Paperback
PAGE COUNT:
368
LAST UPDATE (DATE):
January 29, 2011

Attributes

Current Stock:
SKU:
9783527325405
SUBTITLE:
From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future
ISBN-13 DIGIT:
9783527325405
AUTHOR-1:
Nicola Armaroli
AUTHOR-2:
Vincenzo Balzani
COPYRIGHT/PUBLICATION DATE:
2011
BINDING:
Paperback
PAGE COUNT:
368
LAST UPDATE (DATE):
January 29, 2011

Description

An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview of energy resources, assesses our unsustainable energy system based on fossil fuels, and shows that the energy crisis isn not only a tough challenge, but also an unprecedented opportunity to become more concerned about the world in which we live and the society we have built up. By outlining the alternatives for today and the future, it gives an extensive overview on nuclear energy, solar thermal and photovoltaics, solar fuels, wind power, ocean energies and other renewables, highlighting the increasing importance of electricity and the long-term perspectives of a hydrogen-based economy.