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Balzani, Vincenzo

Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future

Balzani, Vincenzo - Energy for a Sustainable World: From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future, ebook

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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 is 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. An excellent source of updated and carefully documented information on the entangled aspects of the energy issue, this book is a guide for scientists, students and teachers looking for ways out of the energy and climate crisis, and the problems and disparities generated during the fossil fuel era.

Keywords: General & Introductory Chemistry

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
376 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9783527633616
Printed ISBN
9783527325405

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