[Download Link] Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects Ebook

Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0313381771 - 9780313381775
Published Date: 2010-5-26
Size: 18519 Kb
Description: Energy transitions are fundamental processes behind the evolution of human societies: they both drive and are driven by technical, economic, and social changes. In a bold and provocative argument, Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects describes the history of modern society's dependence on fossil fuels and the prospects for the transition to a nonfossil world. Vaclav Smil, who has published more on various aspects of energy than any working scientist, makes it clear that this transition will not be accomplished easily, and that it cannot be accomplished within the timetables established by the Obama administration.

The book begins with a survey of the basic properties of modern energy systems. It then offers detailed explanations of universal patterns of energy transitions, the peculiarities of changing energy use in the world's leading economies, and the coming shifts from fossil fuels to renewable conversions. Specific cases of these transitions are analyzed for eight of the world's leading energy consumers. The author closes with perspectives on the nature and pace of the coming energy transition to renewable conversions.
Label: Energy History Prospects Requirements
BookT15 - Download Ebook PDF, EPUB, MOBI, KINDLE, AUDIO BOOKS Free

DMCA-File Remove Request Here

Sponsors Link


Title: Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
Author: David J.C. MacKay
ISBN: 0954452933 - 9780954452933
Title: Global Warming: The Complete Briefing
Author: John Theodore Houghton
ISBN: 0521528747 - 9780521528740
Title: The Grid: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World
Author: Phillip F. Schewe
ISBN: 030910260X - 9780309102605
Title: The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
Author: Donella H. Meadows
ISBN: 193149858X - 9781931498586
Title: The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
Author: Thomas Byrne Edsall
ISBN: 0385535198 - 9780385535199
Title: Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Author: Seth Fletcher
ISBN: 1429922915 - 9781429922913
Title: Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food
Author: Pamela C. Ronald
ISBN: 0195301757 - 9780195301755
Title: A World-Class Education
Author: Vivien Stewart
ISBN: 1416613749 - 9781416613749
Title: One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
Author: Gordon Conway
ISBN: 0801478022 - 9780801478024
Title: What Does China Think?
Author: Mark Leonard
ISBN: 1586484842 - 9781586484842

Sponsor Video