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Out of Gas: All You Need to Know about the End of the Age of Oilby David Goodstein
Synopses & Reviews
With its easy-to-grasp explanations of the science behind every aspect of our most urgent environmental policy decisions. Out of Gas is a handbook for the future of civilization.
Book News Annotation:
Acknowledging that western industry has nearly used up the supply of petroleum on the planet, and devising measures for coming to terms with that, are in large measure political and social problems, says Goodstein (California Institute of Technology), but there are also a scientific and technological dimensions to the situation. It is these that he lays out for general readers, to help them get on with the others.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -132) and index.
Table of Contents
Future — Energy myths and a brief history of energy — Electricity and radiant energy — Heat engines and entropy — Technological fixes — Envoy; the future revisited.
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