With energy issues so much in the news, it is important that students get a clear understanding of how energy is produced and how it affects virtually every aspect of our lives. The multivolume set A Student Guide to Energy does just that, with an accessible introduction to the basic concepts and key topics concerning nonrenewable energy sources, future renewable energy programs, and the importance of achieving a sustainable energy program for future generations. A Student Guide to Energy is divided into five separate volumes. Volume 1 highlights our present dependence on nonrenewable energy sourcesaoil, gas, coal, and nuclear power. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 look at the renewable energy sources that will play a vital role in our future, including solar energy, hydrogen fuel cells, wind and water power, and geothermal energy. The concluding volume focuses on efforts to develop a global sustainable energy system that encompasses energy efficiency, conservation, and a healthy, cleaner environment.Energy efficiency solar specialist Paul Scott recharges his 2002 Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle at a free power outlet at the Santa Monica City Hall in Santa Monica, California, in August 2005. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) FEATUREanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Student Guide to Energy|
|Author||:||John F. Mongillo|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011-05-04|