9780393927634

Energy, Environment, and Climate

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393927634

  • ISBN 10:

    0393927636

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2008
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

In this new study of energy use and global climate change, Richard Wolfson outlines basic science concepts as well as specific, contemporary applications in energy production and their environmental consequences. Energy, Environment, and Climate is structured on the premise that climate change is the dominant energy-related environmental issue of the twenty-first century. Traditional concerns like pollution and conservation of energy resources are covered with clear, scientific explanations. Unique to this text, a full five chapters--about one-third of the content--are devoted to climate and an understanding of the energy/climate link. Included are over 250 photographs and illustrations

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