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Introduction to Energy: Resources, Technology, and Society

Textbook

Series: Cambridge Energy Studies

By: Edward S Cassedy and Peter Z Grossman

427 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #76955 | ISBN: 0521637678
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | Edition: 2 | #76954 | ISBN: 0521631068
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Provides a critical examination of the resources, market forces, and social impacts of modern energy production.

' This book more than achieves its aims as a multi-disciplinary textbook for a range of undergraduate students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement


Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Energy Resources and Technology: 2. Energy resources; 3. Conventional conversion of energy; 4. The demand for energy; 5. Global perspectives; Part II. Power Generation: The Technology and its Effects: 6. Fossil fuels - impacts and technology; 7. Nuclear fission technology; 8. The nuclear fuel cycle; 9. Power plant economics; Part III. Energy Technology in the Future: 10. Alternative technologies; 11. Paradigms of new technologies; Epilogue; Appendix A: Scientific principles; Appendix B: Establishing criteria for safety and health standards; Appendix C: Synopses of new technologies; Index.

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