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Published: 26 January 2012

672 Pages | 170 color illustrations and 200 photographs

10.4 x 8.3 inches

ISBN: 9780199593743

Bookseller Code (04)

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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

Interdisciplinary in its approach and global in its perspective, Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition, provides a contemporary exploration of the economic, social, environmental, and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use. Emphasizing the important issue of sustainability, it analyzes the historical evolution of the world's energy systems, the principles underlying their use, and their present status and future prospects.

New to this Edition:

  • International comparisons of key energy statistics now include India and China (in addition to the UK, USA, France, and Denmark)
  • 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
  • Enhanced pedagogical features--including chapter overviews and end-of-chapter review questions

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