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Energy Science

Principles, Technologies, and Impacts

Third Edition

John Andrews and Nick Jelley

Publication Date - 15 August 2017

ISBN: 9780198755814

424 pages
9.7 x 7.4 inches

In Stock

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


Energy Science introduces the latest energy technologies, explaining the physical principles underlying technology and discussing their environmental, economic, and social impacts. Covering fossil fuels, renewable, and nuclear energy, the text enables students to evaluate the key sources of energy available, and introduces potential solutions to the energy problems facing us today.

A core text in the field, Energy Science is full of topical case studies and examples using current data to highlight the practical application of relevant theory. Discussion questions throughout the text encourage the development of deep critical thinking skills, ensuring that students are properly equipped to approach the energy challenges that lie ahead.

Energy Science is accompanied by an Online Resource Center 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: available 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


  • 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

About the Author(s)

John Andrews is Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol.

Nick Jelley is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford.


"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

Table of Contents

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

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