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Integrates the science behind the key energy sources that are at our disposal with the socioeconomic issues which surround their use to give an overview of the range of energy sources. Covering traditional and renewable energy sources, this book encourages the reader to evaluate different energy sources on the basis of quantitative understanding.

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Energy Science: Principles, Technologies, and Impacts by John Andrews

Do renewable energy sources really provide a realistic alternative to fossil fuels? How does wind power compare to nuclear power, in terms of the energy it can generate? How do we get energy from the tides, and is it really a useful source of power? Energy Science: Principles, Technologies, and Impacts integrates the science behind the key energy sources that are at our disposal today with the socioeconomic issues which surround their use to give a balanced, objective overview of the range of energy sources available to us today. Covering both traditional and renewable energy sources, the book encourages the reader to evaluate different energy sources on the basis of sound quantitative understanding. It also explores the fundamentals of energy generation, storage and transmission, to build a complete picture of energy supply, from wind turbine, nuclear reactor, or hydroelectric dam, to our homes. Different energy sources have different social and economic impacts; the book uses examples and case studies throughout to help the reader critically assess the information to hand and reach a well-rounded, informed view of the relative merits and drawbacks of the energy sources available. Problems with current and future energy use and supply extend globally; Energy Science: Principles, Technologies, and Impacts introduces the potential solutions that science can offer, within a framework that encourages the critical assessment of the pros and cons of each. Online resource centre: The Online Resource Centre features: For lecturers: Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation Solutions to end of chapter questions, to aid marking and assessment For students: Library of web links, giving students quick access to an extensive range of additional resources

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A major strength of this book is its format, as it guides the reader through each energy type with a gradual building of knowledge. The Higher Education Academy As educators what we need is a good source of information to examine competing ideas and to show students what sort of questions need to be asked. This is a very useful text. Its value lies in the degree to which the science of energy is inter-linked with issues of safety, environment etc. For those aiming to deal with this area in more detail than normally found, this is a very good place to start. Ecological and Environmental Education, February 2007

About John Andrews



John Andrews is currently a Visiting Fellow at Bristol University where he lectures in physics and applied mathematics; until recently he also lectured at Nottingham and Oxford Universities. His main research interest is in mathematical modelling of industrial process. Before returning to the academic world, he spent 30 years in the electricity supply industry, where he was involved in research activities related to conventional, nuclear and alternative energy technologies. He has lectured on Energy Studies at Bristol and Oxford Universities.
Nick Jelley is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Lincoln College, where he has taught physics and carried out research in nuclear and particle physics for the last 25 years. His current research is on solar neutrinos with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) in Ontario, Canada, for which he is UK co-spokesperson. He has written a textbook on Nuclear Physics and is presently lecturing on Energy Studies.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction; 2. Thermal energy; 3. Essential fluid mechanics for energy conversion; 4. Hydropower, tidal power, and wave power; 5. Wind power; 6. Solar energy; 7. Biomass; 8. Energy from fission; 9. Energy from fusion; 10. Generation and transmission of electricity, energy storage, and fuel cells; 11. Energy and society

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GOR005415574
Energy Science: Principles, Technologies, and Impacts by John Andrews
John Andrews
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2007-01-25
344
0199281122
9780199281121
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