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Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
by Thomas B Johansson
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Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific... (read more)

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Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
by James Mahaffey
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The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear... (read more)

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Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
by Robert B Laughlin
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In Powering the Future, Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin transports us two centuries into the future, when we’ve ceased to use carbon from the ground—either because humans have banned carbon burning or because fuel has simply run out. Boldly,... (read more)

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Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
by Lyle Estill
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Whether we are nearing the end of oil or merely nearing the end of inexpensive oil, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find alternative ways to meet our energy needs. Biodiesel is one such alternative—and is one of the fastest... (read more)

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The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
by Paul Roberts
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A frank and balanced investigation of the economics and politics of oil—and a forward-looking assessment of a world without it.   Within thirty years, even by conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that... (read more)

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Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
by Vaclav Smil
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andlt;Pandgt;In Energy at the Crossroads, Vaclav Smil considers the twenty-first century's crucial question: how to reconcile the modern world's unceasing demand for energy with the absolute necessity to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. With this... (read more)

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Seizing Power: The Grab for Global Oil Wealth
Seizing Power: The Grab for Global Oil Wealth
by Robert Slater
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The Shifting Global Oil Power Structure: Historical Perspectives, Risks, and Resolutions Oil, from pricing and purchasing to drilling and trading, is a commodity surrounded by fierce debate. Its impact is felt by even casual consumers around the world... (read more)

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Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
by Mike Magner
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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers and creating the largest oil spill in the history of U.S. offshore drilling. But this wasnt the first time British Petroleum and its cost-cutting practices destroyed parts... (read more)

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The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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With his classics of social commentary The Geography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere, James Howard Kunstler has established himself as one of the great commentators on American space and place. Now, with The Long Emergency, he offers a shocking vision... (read more)

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Peak Everything : Waking Up To the Century of Declines (10 Edition)
Peak Everything : Waking Up To the Century of Declines (10 Edition)
by Richard Heinberg
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The twentieth century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption, and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically. The twenty-first century ushered in an era of... (read more)

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Wind Power for Dummies (For Dummies)
Wind Power for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Ian Woofenden
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Learn about home-scale wind energy without getting blown away! Are you thinking about exploring ways you can limit yourhome's environmental impact, but you're not sure whethera wind-energy system is right for you? Wind Power For Dummies gives you real... (read more)

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Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy
Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy
by Greg Pahl
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For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed with which biodiesel has gained acceptance in... (read more)

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Think Globally, ACT Regionally Think Globally, ACT Regionally: GIS and Data Visualization for Social Science and Public Polgis and Data Visualization
Think Globally, ACT Regionally Think Globally, ACT Regionally: GIS and Data Visualization for Social Science and Public Polgis and Data Visualization
by Richard Legates
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Giving social scientists and students a solid introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS), this study focuses on some of society's most pressing issues, including growth, pollution, and economic development. By calling upon such high-end... (read more)

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Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal
Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal
by Peter A Galuszka
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“Scathing exposé of the coal industry.” --The New York Times Book Review On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energys Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine... (read more)

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Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy (Vintage)
Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy (Vintage)
by Gwyneth Cravens
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An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens... (read more)

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The Clean Tech Revolution: Discover the Top Trends, Technologies, and Companies to Watch
The Clean Tech Revolution: Discover the Top Trends, Technologies, and Companies to Watch
by Ron Pernick
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Newly revised with the latest market trends and growth opportunities In The Clean Tech Revolution, authors Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder identify the major forces that have pushed clean tech from back-to-the-earth utopian dream to its current revolution... (read more)

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The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements (Earthscan Research Editions)
The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements (Earthscan Research Editions)
by John M Polimeni
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?The Jevons Paradox?, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has... (read more)

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The Bottomless Well: The Twilgiht of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
The Bottomless Well: The Twilgiht of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
by Peter W Huber
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Subtitled, "The Twilight Of Fuel, The Virtue Of Waste & Why We Will Never Run Out Of Energy".... (read more)

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Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America
Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America
by William R Freudenburg
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andlt;Pandgt;On April 20, 2010, the gigantic drilling rig andlt;Iandgt; Deepwater Horizonandlt;/Iandgt; blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven crew members and causing a massive eruption of oil from BP's Macondo well. For months, oil gushed into... (read more)

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Wind Power in America's Future: 20% Wind Energy by 2030
Wind Power in America's Future: 20% Wind Energy by 2030
by U S Dept Of Energy
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Wind power represents a critical component of the strategies to reduce air and water pollution and to combat the effects of global climate change. Further, the development of wind farms promises to provide jobs and income to farmers and rural economies... (read more)

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