Energy: A Guidebook

Energy: A Guidebook

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How much energy do you consume each day? Is the answer different if you live in Britain, Switzerland, India or the USA? Where does the energy come from, and where does it all go? Could we live equally well on half as much? Now fully revised and updated, this guide describes the world of energy as we approach the end of the century, and asks some pertinent questions about the next 50 years. If the oil wells run dry and the "dash for gas" exhausts that resource, what are the alternatives? Nuclear Power? Coal? The "biofuels"? And what about the environment? How good is the evidence for global warming? Janet Ramage takes the reader from basic ideas to detailed accounts of energy systems, present and future. She describes the options, but supplies no simple answers.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 416
Item Height 27 mm
Item Width 131 mm
Item Weight 330 Gram
Product Dimensions 131 x 27 x 196
Publisher Oxford Paperbacks
Format Paperback | 416

A comprehensive, balanced guide to all the most important features of the energy world. --Nature (on the first edition)


A comprehensive, balanced guide to all the most important features of the energy world. --Nature (on the first edition)

A comprehensive, balanced guide to all the most important features of the energy world. --Nature (on the first edition)


A comprehensive, balanced guide to all the most important features of the energy world. --Nature (on the first edition)



Dr Janet Ramage is a visiting lecturer in the Energy and Environment Research Unit of the Open University. She also teaches a course in Physics for students of biological sciences at the University of Westminster and another undergraduate course, Energy in the Natural Environment, at King's College, London. She lives in Hampstead.