Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the reviews:
This is an exceptionally informative book, well structured and well written. Without being too long it covers all the relevant ground thoroughly.
The book is excellent in looking at all the details of energy sources, and shows realism in what is likely to be politically possible. Outstanding in many ways, and it is in sharp contrast to many popular articles and books based on starry-eyed optimism about what technology is likely to deliver.
Honorary Editor, OPT Journal, Optimisation Population Trust, Manchester UK.
"This brief volume seeks to document the consequences of a carbon-based economy, limitations to continued use of fossil fuels, and solutions to reduce the resulting climate change. It thus encapsulates information from the IPCC reports. ... This work contains a wealth of interesting material ... . The book's structure is coherent and systematic; the index appears accurate. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, general readers." (S. C. Pryor, Choice, Vol. 48 (8), April, 2011)
"Key aspects of global environmental and resource problems and their technical mitigation solutions are considered in this book. It provides a valuable background for anybody who is interested in global climate change and its challenges. In a very instructive way, even amateurs will obtain an overview of what the possible strategies are to solve these current problems. For students, technical professionals, and researchers ... as well as politicians, this book provides a well-structured overview and a lot of valuable references to continue their study." (Felix Witing and Daniela Thran, Energy, Sustainability and Society, Vol. 2 (17), 2012)