Alternative Energy Demystified

4.19 avg rating
( 21 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780071475549: Alternative Energy Demystified

The fast and easy way to get up-to-speed on alternative energy 

Because of current events, geopolitics, and natural disasters, the cost of fuel is front and center in our lives. This book provides a concise look at all forms of energy, including fossil fuels, electric, solar, biodiesel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and renewable fuel cells. You will get explanations, definitions, and analysis of each alternative energy source from a technological point of view.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

There's no better time -- or easier way -- to LEARN about ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Thinking about heating your home with solar power but don't know how it really works? Wondering what makes hybrid cars run? Alternative Energy Demystified shines the light on the various energy sources and technologies available today.

The book begins by covering a wide range of heat sources, including wood, corn, coal, oil, gas, electricity, and solar heat. Propulsion methods are discussed next, including gasoline, methane, ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, fuel cells, and more. Electricity from fossil fuels, water, wind, atoms, and other sources is also covered. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this illuminating guide explains the technical basics of many different forms of energy -- some that may surprise you!

This self-paced guide gives you:

  • A thorough overview of the various sources of energy
  • To-the-point explanations and detailed illustrations
  • A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy Demystified is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.

About the Author:

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his books accessible to a wide audience, and his experience as an electronics engineer, researcher, and mathematician makes him an ideal editor for reference books and tutorials. Stan has authored several titles for the McGraw-Hill Demystified library of home-schooling and self-teaching volumes, along with more than 30 other books and dozens of magazine articles. His work has been published in several languages.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gibilisco, Stan
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2006)
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071475540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gibilisco, Stan
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800714755491.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gibilisco, Stan
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2006)
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071475540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gibilisco, Stan
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2006)
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0071475540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gibilisco, Stan
Published by McGraw-Hill (2006)
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 322 pages. 9.25x7.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0071475540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gibilisco, Stan
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional (2006)
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110071475540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gibilisco, Stan
Published by McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN 10: 0071475540 ISBN 13: 9780071475549
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0071475540 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0028146

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds