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By: Nicola Armaroli and Vincenzo Balzani
368 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
This book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview and accurately assesses our current energy system based on fossil fuels, while outlining the alternatives for today and the future, including nuclear fusion and fission, solar energy and other renewables.
An excellent source of updated and carefully documented information on the entangled aspects of the energy issue, this book is a guide for scientists, students and teachers looking for ways out of the energy and climate crisis, and the problems and disparities generated during the fossil fuel era.
- (ETDE Energy database, 14 February 2011)
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