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Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy By Robert L. Evans (Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy

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This book provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns, and presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, it will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.
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Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy by Robert L. Evans (Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.

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'Delightfully written in a non-technical and accessible style, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers, both with and without scientific backgrounds. It is steady-paced and well grounded, providing much solid information in a coherent and useful way which really makes it possible for the layman to think about the subject matter.' Journal of Environmental Conservation
'The book is very good to read with a preface, a glossary, an index and an appendix with energy factors. ... It is written in a non-technical style for a wide range of readers both with and without [a]scientific background.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift
"Written in a nontechnical style, this work provides a balanced review of many of the most likely technologies in order to help readers achieve some level of understanding of the various options. Evans...has a wide background in the field and presents a reasoned approach to the energy discussion. Tables, charts, and illustrations highlight the text. Recent reference material follows each chapter. ...Recommended." - CHOICE

About Robert L. Evans (Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)


Robert Evans is the Methanex Professor of Clean Energy Systems and founding Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He was previously Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Applied Science at UBC. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the US Society of Automotive Engineers. Prior to spending the last 25 years in academia he worked in the UK Central Electricity Research Laboratory, for the British Columbia Energy Commission, and the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He is the author or co-author of over 130 publications, and holds four US patents.

Table of Contents


Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Introduction; 2. The energy conversion chain; 3. Energy and the environment; Part II. The Global Energy Demand and Supply Balance: 4. World energy demand; 5. World energy supply; Part III. New and Sustainable Energy Sources: 6. Non-conventional fossil fuels; 7. Renewable energy sources; 8. Nuclear power; Part IV. Towards a Sustainable Energy Balance: 9. The transportation challenge; 10. Achieving a sustainable energy balance; Index.

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Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy by Robert L. Evans (Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Robert L. Evans (Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
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Hardback
Cambridge University Press
2007-04-19
192
0521865638
9780521865630
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.