The first three chapters of the book form a general introduction, in which problems are outlined and natural energy flows on the Earth are related to the incoming solar flux. This demonstrates ultimate dependence on the Sun for must of our energy resources and all of our food. Next, fossil fuels and their exploitation, electricity generation and nuclear power are discussed, and the treatment of resources ends with a consideration of natural power supplies. Emphasis is then transferred from resources to the associated problems of waste, transmission, and storage, and the book ends with a chapter on the impact of the energy industries on people and a brief discussion of energy policy for the future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

    111 River Street
    Hoboken, NJ  United States  07030-6000
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 508 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM