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Energy, Environment & Climate, 2nd Edition

Energy, Environment & Climate, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-393-91274-6

*Norton agency titles

236 pages

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Emphasizes climate change as an energy-related environmental issue.

Energy, Environment, and Climate, Second Edition, is the most contemporary book for the energy course. Written for non-science majors, the text presents the physical concepts in easy-to-understand language and asks students to apply those concepts to contemporary energy issues. Students learn to analyze the important questions that face today's citizens and deal with the answers both qualitatively and quantitatively. End-of-chapter questions provide an opportunity for students to practice what they've learned and provide instructors with questions that can be debated in class.

Chapter 1 - A Changing Planet

Chapter 2 - High-Energy Society

Chapter 3 - Energy: A Closer Look

Chapter 4 - Energy and Heat

Chapter 5 - Fossil Energy

Chapter 6 - Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels

Chapter 7 - Nuclear Energy

Chapter 8 - Energy from Earth and Moon

Chapter 9 - Direct from the Sun: Solar Energy

Chapter 10 - Indirect from the Sun: Water, Wind, Biomass

Chapter 11 - Energy Carriers: Electricity and Hydrogen

Chapter 12 -The Science of Climate

Chapter 13 - Forcing the Climate

Chapter 14 - Is Earth Warming?

Chapter 15 - Future Climates

Chapter 16 - Energy and Climate: Breaking the Link