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Published: 15 December 2011

672 Pages | 170 colour illustrations and 200 photographs


ISBN: 9780199593743

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Energy Systems and Sustainability

Power for a Sustainable Future

Second Edition

Edited by Bob Everett, Godfrey Boyle, Stephen Peake, and Janet Ramage

  • The only text to provide a fresh, contemporary perspective on energy and sustainability for an undergraduate audience
  • Includes extensive coverage of both fossil fuels and nuclear power, but in the context of an increasing use of renewable energy
  • Boxes throughout the text present clear explanations of the technologies, underlying physics, and more advanced topics

New to this Edition:

  • International comparisons of key energy statistics now include India and China in addition to the UK, USA, France, and Denmark, giving a truly global perspective
  • Increased coverage of the 'peak oil' debate and the environmental implications of China's increasing energy use
  • Significantly revised and expanded exploration of the sustainability of fossil fuel use, with new material on carbon capture and storage, the social cost of carbon, hybrid electric cars, and prospects for a hydrogen economy
  • Start-of-chapter overviews and end-of-chapter reviews aid navigation and consolidation of information
  • Appendix of US units