Energy (Heftet)

What Everyone Needs to Know

Serie: What Everyone Needs to Know 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: What Everyone Needs to Know
ISBN/EAN: 9780199812929
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk
Omtale: Energy
Without a doubt, the topic of energy-from coal, oil, and nuclear to geothermal, solar and wind-is one of the most pressing across the globe. It is of paramount importance to policy makers, economists, environmentalists, and industry as they consider which technologies to invest in, how to promote use of renewable energy sources, and how to plan for dwindling reserves of non-renewable energy. In Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jose Goldemberg, a nuclear physicist who has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the world's top "leaders and visionaries on the environment," takes readers through the basics of the world energy system, its problems, and the technical as well as non-technical solutions to the most pressing energy problems. Addressing the issues in a Q-and-A format, Goldemberg answers such questions as: What are wind, wave, and geothermal energy? What are the problems of nuclear waste disposal? What is acid rain? What is the greenhouse gas effect? What is Carbon Ca

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