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Geography and Energy: Commercial Energy Systems and National Policies

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By: JD Chapman

280 pages, Illus

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Mar 1989 | #5040 | ISBN: 0582300851
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Each book in the "Themes in Resource Management" series provides an introduction to a key area of management for students of geography, economics, planning, politics and environmental studies. The books emphasize the practical achievements of resource management as an applied discipline and blend theoretical and empirial work to give a detailed review of resource problems of international importance. This volume analyzes the geography of commercial energy systems and focuses attention on the coal, oil, natural gas, electricity and uranium industries. Reference is made to their functional components, spatial structure, environmental aspects, organizational structure and modern developments.


Contents

Energy systems and energetics; energy consumption - components, variables, profiles; geography of commercial energy consumption; commercial energy supply systems; geography of supply; energy futures; energy policy; geography and energy policy - the evolution of the Canadian fossil fuel industry 1867-1987. Appendix: units and conversions.

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