The Resource Geofuels : energy and the earth, Alan R. Carroll, University of Wisconsin

Geofuels : energy and the earth, Alan R. Carroll, University of Wisconsin

Label
Geofuels : energy and the earth
Title
Geofuels
Title remainder
energy and the earth
Statement of responsibility
Alan R. Carroll, University of Wisconsin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our energy use and its consequences (including climate change) motivate some of the most contentious and complex public debates of our time. Although these issues are often cast in terms of renewable versus nonrenewable energy, in reality both depend on finite Earth resources. The evolution of the Earth itself therefore offers a uniquely illuminating perspective from which to evaluate alternative pathways toward energy and environmental sustainability. Geofuels: Energy and the Earth systematically develops this perspective using informal, nontechnical language laced with humor. It is well suited to a broad readership, ranging from beginning university students to lifelong learners who are interested in how the Earth's past will influence their own future. It also provides simplified explanations of controversial topics, such as energy return on energy investment, peak oil, and fracking. The focus throughout is on building a sound physical understanding of how natural resources constrain our use of energy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, Alan R
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ 163.2 .C385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power resources
  • Fossil fuels
  • Fossil fuels
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Fossil fuels
  • Fossil fuels
  • Power resources
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Ressources énergétiques
  • Combustibles fossiles
Label
Geofuels : energy and the earth, Alan R. Carroll, University of Wisconsin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The living earth -- Warmed from above : solar energy -- Wind, water, and waves : energy from the fluid earth -- Covered with green : biofuels basics -- Fossil farming : the geologic underpinnings of biofuels -- The light of an ancient sun : fossil fuel origins -- Digging for daylight : coal and oil shale -- Skimming the cream : conventional oil and gas -- Stuck in the mud : fossil fuels that fail to flow -- Petrified petroleum : oil sand and gas hydrate -- Water, water, everywhere -- Primordial power : geothermal and nuclear -- Out of sight, out of mind : geologic waste disposal -- How long is forever? : energy and time -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781107401204
Lccn
2014038370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892304858
  • (OCoLC)ocn892304858
Label
Geofuels : energy and the earth, Alan R. Carroll, University of Wisconsin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The living earth -- Warmed from above : solar energy -- Wind, water, and waves : energy from the fluid earth -- Covered with green : biofuels basics -- Fossil farming : the geologic underpinnings of biofuels -- The light of an ancient sun : fossil fuel origins -- Digging for daylight : coal and oil shale -- Skimming the cream : conventional oil and gas -- Stuck in the mud : fossil fuels that fail to flow -- Petrified petroleum : oil sand and gas hydrate -- Water, water, everywhere -- Primordial power : geothermal and nuclear -- Out of sight, out of mind : geologic waste disposal -- How long is forever? : energy and time -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 362 pages
Isbn
9781107401204
Lccn
2014038370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892304858
  • (OCoLC)ocn892304858

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