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Published: 14 March 2013

424 Pages | 170 line illustrations and photographs


ISBN: 9780199592371

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Energy Science

Principles, technologies, and impacts

Second Edition

John Andrews and Nick Jelley

  • Fully integrates the physical basis of all energy sources and discusses their environmental and economic impacts to give a well-balanced, objective overview of the field.
  • Case studies, using real data, and examples help students to see the relevance of concepts being introduced in real, applied contexts.
  • Mathematical content is fully explained, and more detailed material is set apart from the main text, offering flexibility of use for students with varying levels of interest in the quantitative aspects of the subject.
  • Extensive questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to engage more fully with the concepts presented, both to check understanding and to develop critical thinking skills.
  • The Online Resource Centre features additional resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text.

New to this Edition:

  • New case studies from around the world look at real-world examples of energy technology implementation and policy considerations.
  • Coverage of fossil fuels as an energy source has been significantly expanded to become a new chapter.
  • Chapters have been recast to place greater emphasis on the importance of considering the whole energy system, from source to our homes, and on the uses of energy in buildings, industry, and transport.
  • Certain topics have been enhanced in light of developments in recent years, such as the discussion of energy storage, smart grids, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency technology and demand reduction, and the estimated effects of climate change.