ENERGY-RESOURCES, UTILISATION, AND POLICIES

Author(s)

Horlock, Sir John

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2009

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

172

1-57524-299-0

C

$53.75

Description

Reviews

The purpose of this volume is to describe succinctly and simply the forms of energy, energy resources and utilization. It gathers together information found in larger more complex books and less accessible reports and discussion papers. It is authoritative on methods which will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide discharged to atmosphere, leading to global warming. This book discusses the nature of energy and the "bound" chemical energy available to us in fossil fuel reserves and in uranium. The conservation of energy and the conversion of chemical energy into useful forms, in power plants for work and in heating devices for useful heat, are described. The implications for power plant design of the problem of CO2 production are explored. The attractions of using renewable resources to produce work and heat are described. A discussion of energy policies, national, European, and worldwide concludes the book.

"Energy: Resources, Utilization, and Policies, is a scholarly discussion of energy and its impact on the environment, the search for cleaner sources, more efficient usage, and the politics behind it all. With chapters on the increasing energy demand, energy science, power plants, and more Energy Resources is a complete and comprehensive text on the subject that would do well in social issues or energy studies collections." -- John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review, June 2009

"This work is an excellent introductory reference on energy and energy issues for the undergraduate student or practicing energy professional. This reviewer was impressed by its unique approach, blending a strong engineering background in energy extraction, conversion, storage, and application meaningfully and logically with a broad, forward-looking overview of future energy issues. Horlock provides a useful, well-written introduction to the second law of thermodynamics, necessary to developing an authoritative understanding of energy issues. He details the design and performance of practical heat engines, alternative energy systems, and many more relevant engineering topics, discussing systems theoretical performance, inherent limitations, and projected potential…This volume will be a valuable resource for an energy professional needing or wanting to understand more about the fundamentals of energy conversion, the engineering of energy systems, or the economic analyses of either…Highly recommended upper division undergraduates." -- S.R.Walk, Old Dominion University, CHOICE, October 2009, Vol. 47 No. 2

"…brings together information in a concise format, covering the nature of energy, its conservation, the laws of thermodynamics, heating and refrigeration processes, and the conversion of chemical energy. The utilization of combined power plants, dangers of carbon dioxide production in power plant design, renewable resources, pollution and global warning, and options for the reduction of fossil fuel usage and carbon dioxide production are also discussed."--Reference and Research Book News, June 2009

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