Dictionary of Energy

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9780080445786: Dictionary of Energy

At a time when the topic of energy prices, resources and environmental impacts are at the forefront of news stories and political discussions, we are pleased to announce the publication of the exciting new Dictionary of Energy.

This authoritative resource, called "an essential reference for energy researchers" by Mark Jaccard, Director of the Energy and Materials Research Group at Simon Fraser University, covers all aspects of energy and its role in society.

* Over 8,000 definitions spanning 40 scientific disciplines

* More than 100 'window essays' written by experts, and covering topics of particular scientific, historical or social significance

* Over 150 photos and illustrations

Co-edited by Cutler J. Cleveland, the Editor-in-Chief of the widely-acclaimed Encyclopedia of Energy, and Christopher Morris, the Editor of the award-winning Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology. In a single volume this unique work provides a comprehensive and organized body of knowledge on what is certain to become an increasingly vital area of scientific study in the 21st century.

. Contains over 8,000 clear and concise definitions on virtually every topic in energy, organised in 40 key subject areas
. Includes more than 100 mini-essays on subjects of particularly topical interest
. Compiled with expert input and advice from a board of outstanding scientists and leaders in the energy field

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From the Back Cover:

The Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative reference on all aspects of energy and its role in society. Written by Cutler J. Cleveland and Christopher Morris, the editors of Handbook of Energy: Volumes I and II and the Encyclopaedia of Energy; this trusted resource comes at a time when the topic of energy prices, resources, and environmental impacts are at the forefront of news stories and political discussions. The second edition of the Dictionary of Energy contains over 10,000 terms across 40 key subject areas in energy, including terms related to Oil and Gas, Economics, Policy, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Coal, Solar, Nuclear, Wind, Hydropower, and Health and Safety. Throughout the dictionary, "window essays” provide additional information on key issues like biomass, ecological footprint, exergy, fuel cell, and Jevons' paradox. The Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a valuable reference for undergraduate and graduate students, academics, and research scientists who study energy, as well as business corporations, professional firms, government agencies, foundations, and other groups whose activities relate to energy.

Key Features

  • Comprises over 10,000 terms and definitions covering 40 scientific disciplines and topics
  • Window essays on significant terms are written by leading scientists in the field
  • Definitions are accompanied by photos and illustrations

New to This Edition

  • Over 2,200 new or revised terms
  • New window essays on subjects such as life cycle assessment, methane, and tragedy of the commons
  • Seventy-five percent of photos and illustrations either revised or new for this edition

Related Titles from Elsevier Cleveland, C. & Morris C. (Eds.), Handbook of Energy, Volume I: Diagrams, Charts, and Tables (2013, ISBN: 978-0-08-046405-3) Cleveland, C. & Morris C. (Eds.), Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds (2014, ISBN: 978-0-12-417013-1) Letcher, T., Future Energy, Second Edition: Improved, Sustainable and Clean Options for our Planet (2014, ISBN: 978-0-08-099424-6)

About the Author:

Cutler J. Cleveland is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University, where he also holds the position of Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. Dr. Cleveland is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier Science, 2004), winner of an American Library Association award, Editor-in-Chief of the Dictionary of Energy (Elsevier Science, in press) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Economics. Dr. Cleveland is a member of the American Statistical Association’s Committee on Energy Statistics, an advisory group to the Department of Energy, and a participant in the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum. He has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, Charles River Associates, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the MacArthur Foundation have supported his research. Dr. Cleveland’s research focuses on the ecological-economic analysis of how energy and materials are used to meet human needs. His research employs the use of econometric models of oil supply, natural resource scarcity, and the relation between the use of energy and natural resources and economic systems. Dr. Cleveland publishes in journals such as Nature, Science, Ecological Modeling, Energy, The Energy Journal, The Annual Review of Energy, Resource and Energy Economics, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, and Ecological Economics. He has won publication awards from the International Association of Energy Economics and the National Wildlife Federation.

Cutler J. Cleveland is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University, where he also holds the position of Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. Dr. Cleveland is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier Science, 2004), winner of an American Library Association award, Editor-in-Chief of the Dictionary of Energy (Elsevier Science, in press) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Economics. Dr. Cleveland is a member of the American Statistical Association’s Committee on Energy Statistics, an advisory group to the Department of Energy, and a participant in the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum. He has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, Charles River Associates, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the MacArthur Foundation have supported his research. Dr. Cleveland’s research focuses on the ecological-economic analysis of how energy and materials are used to meet human needs. His research employs the use of econometric models of oil supply, natural resource scarcity, and the relation between the use of energy and natural resources and economic systems. Dr. Cleveland publishes in journals such as Nature, Science, Ecological Modeling, Energy, The Energy Journal, The Annual Review of Energy, Resource and Energy Economics, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, and Ecological Economics. He has won publication awards from the International Association of Energy Economics and the National Wildlife Federation.

Christopher Morris is owner of Morris Books and a professional lexicographer who has edited more than 20 different dictionaries on a wide variety of subjects. He is editor in chief of the award-winning Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, which provides the largest vocabulary of science yet compiled and features special essays by 120 eminent scientists, including nine Nobel laureates. He served as chief editor of the Macmillan school dictionary series, which includes several of the largest-selling educational dictionaries in U.S. history. He has also been an author of school and college textbooks and has compiled many different scientific glossaries, for fields such as ecology, endocrinology, microbiology, oncology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. He and Cutler Cleveland previously collaborated on the Encyclopedia of Energy, winner of an American Library Association award, for which Dr. Cleveland was editor in chief and he served as chief development editor.

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