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Alternative Energy Demystified (Demystified)

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There's no better time (or easier way) to LEARN about ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Thinking about heating your home with solar power but don't know how it really works? Wondering what makes hybrid cars run? Alternative Energy Demystified shines the light on the various energy sources and technologies available today.

The book begins by covering a wide range of heat sources, including wood, corn, coal, oil, gas, electricity, and solar heat. Propulsion methods are discussed next, including gasoline, methane, ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, fuel cells, and more. Electricity from fossil fuels, water, wind, atoms, and other sources is also covered. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this illuminating guide explains the technical basics of many different forms of energy: some that may surprise you!

This self-paced guide gives you:

  • A thorough overview of the various sources of energy
  • To-the-point explanations and detailed illustrations
  • A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy Demystified is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.

Synopsis:

The fast and easy way to get up-to-speed on alternative energy 

Because of current events, geopolitics, and natural disasters, the cost of fuel is front and center in our lives. This book provides a concise look at all forms of energy, including fossil fuels, electric, solar, biodiesel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and renewable fuel cells. You will get explanations, definitions, and analysis of each alternative energy source from a technological point of view.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his books accessible to a wide audience, and his experience as an electronics engineer, researcher, and mathematician makes him an ideal editor for reference books and tutorials. Stan has authored several titles for the McGraw-Hill Demystified library of home-schooling and self-teaching volumes, along with more than 30 other books and dozens of magazine articles. His work has been published in several languages.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Heating with Wood, Corn, and Coal

Chapter 2: Heating with Oil and Gas

Chapter 3: Heating and Cooling with Electricity

Chapter 4: Passive Solar Heating

Chapter 5: Exotic Indoor Climate-Control Methods

Chapter 6: Conventional Propulsion

Chapter 7: Propulsion with Methane, Propane, and Biofuels

Chapter 8: Propulsion with Electricity, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cells

Chapter 9: Exotic Propulsion Methods

Chapter 10: Electricity from Fossil Fuels

Chapter 11: Electricity from Water and Wind

Chapter 12: Electricity from Atoms and the Sun

Chapter 13: Exotic Electrification Methods

FINAL EXAM

ANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONS

APPENDIX: SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL READING

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071475549
Author:
Gibilisco, Stan
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Renewable energy sources
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9.22x7.38x.70 in. 1.21 lbs.

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The fast and easy way to get up-to-speed on alternative energy 

Because of current events, geopolitics, and natural disasters, the cost of fuel is front and center in our lives. This book provides a concise look at all forms of energy, including fossil fuels, electric, solar, biodiesel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and renewable fuel cells. You will get explanations, definitions, and analysis of each alternative energy source from a technological point of view.

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