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Provides a critical examination of the resources, market forces, and social impacts of modern energy production.
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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427 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs, maps
' This book more than achieves its aims as a multi-disciplinary textbook for a range of undergraduate students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement