Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Powering the Future: A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence (Hardback)
  • Powering the Future: A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence (Hardback)
zoom

Powering the Future: A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence (Hardback)

(author)
£20.99
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 13/05/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Dr. Daniel B. Botkin objectively assesses the true prospects, limitations, costs, risks, dangers, and tradeoffs associated with every leading and emerging source of energy, including oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, ocean power, and biofuels. Next, Botkin addresses the energy distribution system, outlining how it currently works, identifying its inefficiencies, and reviewing options for improving it.

Finally, Botkin turns to solutions, offering a realistic, scientifically and economically viable path to a sustainable, energy-independent future: one that can improve the quality of life for Americans and for people around the world.

The Future of Fossil Fuels

What can we realistically expect from oil, gas, and coal?

Will Alternative Energy Sources Really Matter?

Running the numbers on solar, wind, biofuels, and other renewables

Must We All Wear Sweaters and Live in Caves?

The right role for efficiency--and why energy minimalism isn't the solution

Where We Can Start--and What Will Happen if We Don't

No magic bullet, but there are sensible, realistic solutions

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780137049769
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 26 mm

You may also be interested in...

Introductory Circuits
Added to basket
Oil 101
Added to basket
£19.95
Hardback
The Hydro Boys
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Energy Law: An Introduction
Added to basket
Uranium
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Testing Electrical Installations
Added to basket
Tesla
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Advanced Testing Techniques
Added to basket
Central Heating Combination Boilers
Added to basket
The Third Industrial Revolution
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.