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Energy Science

Principles, Technologies, and Impacts

Third Edition

John Andrews and Nick Jelley

June 2017

ISBN: 9780198755814

528 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

The only book to successfully integrate social, economic and environmental considerations with an accessible, quantitative approach to energy science.



The only book to successfully integrate social, economic and environmental considerations with an accessible, quantitative approach to energy science.

  • Covers the latest technological and conceptual advances in energy science
  • Specific pedagogical focus given to ensuring mathematical content is accessible to all students, regardless of academic background

New to this edition

  • A new chapter on 'Energy demand in buildings, industry, and transport' ties together the social, economic, and environmental strands of the subject whilst discussing the most cutting edge technological developments
  • A specific focus has been given to making the mathematical content in the third edition more accessible; a mathematical toolkit has been added to the introductory chapter, more challenging mathematical exercises are clearly sign posted, and non-essential derivations have been moved to the end of chapters so that they can be skipped by those who prefer to concentrate on mastering the fundamentals
  • New material has been added on 'hot topics' such as fracking and electric vehicles
  • New case studies from around the world look at real-world applications of energy technology
  • Open ended discussion questions have been added to case studies to encourage students to reflect on what they have just learnt and apply conceptual knowledge to real-world scenarios
  • Chapter 10, on electricity and energy storage has been significantly re-worked to include discussion of distributed generation, and energy storage outlook

About the Author(s)

John Andrews, Visiting Fellow, University of Bristol, and Nick Jelley, Professor of Physics, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

    1:An Introduction to Energy Science
    2:Thermal, fluid and chemical energy principles
    3:Energy from fossil fuels
    5:Thermal, solar thermal and geothermal energy
    6:Hydropower, tidal power, and wave power
    7:Wind power
    9:Nuclear Energy
    10:Energy storage and distribution
    11:Energy demand in buildings, industry and transport
    12:Energy and society


"This book covers major conventional and sustainable energy technologies with special emphasis on the pros and cons of each energy sources as well as case studies on energy technologies that have been exploited around the world... This book focuses more on mathematical methods and fundamental principles of physics and chemistry." - Do Gyun Lee (Incheon National University, South Korea), Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

Additional Resources

Energy Science is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which features:

For Students:
-Auto-marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter
-Curated links to online sources of further information

For Lecturers:
-Figures from the book to download for use in lectures
-A solutions manual for end-of-chapter questions
-A complete set of customizable PowerPoint slides to use as the basis for lectures, or as hand-outs in class