Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future

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Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Futureprovides an up-to-date introduction to the subject examining therelationship between energy and our global environment. The bookcovers the fundamentals of the subject, discussing what energy is,why it is important, as well as the detrimental effect on theenvironment following our use of energy. Energy is placed at thefront of a discussion of geo-systems, living systems, technologicaldevelopment and the global environment, enabling the reader todevelop a deeper understanding of magnitudes.

Learning is re-enforced, and the relevance of the topicbroadened, through the use of several conceptual veins runningthrough the book. One of these is an attempt to demonstrate howsystems are related to each other through energy and energy flows.Examples being wind-power, and bio-mass which are really solarpower via another route; how the energy used to evaporate sea watermust be related to the potential for hydropower; and where avolcano’s energy really comes from.

With fermi-like problems and student exercises incorporatedthroughout every chapter, this text provides the perfect companionto the growing number of students taking an interest in thesubject.

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Over the past twenty years or so, interest in energy, both in theabstract and in humankind’s use of it, has been brought tothe fore, especially since concerns over climate change have becomemore widely reported.

Energy and climate change discusses our currentenergy system, more sustainable alternatives, and why energyuse is having a detrimental effect on the environment. Energy isplaced at the front of a discussion of the global environment,technology and civilisation.

Problem solving is a central tool and is approached through theuse of Fermi-like problems, where the reader is encouraged toexplore relevant issues through simple numeric problem solving.

  • Covers climate change, current energy technologies (e.g oil,gas, etc), renewable/alternative technologies, energy economics andthe history of energy use
  • Contains numerous student exercises and case-studies fromaround the world
  • An invaluable text for those students taking courses in thephysical sciences, engineering, earth and environmental sciences,geography and related subjects.
  • Reflects on the international community and its attempts tosolve the problem of climate change
  • Additional teaching resources and weblinks available on thebook's website www.wileyeurope.com/college/coley

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"At its modest price it mustrepresent the bargain of the year." (Chromatographia, July2010)

“As a text book for GCSE levelstudents, this title is worthy of 4 stars.” (Enagri eMagazine, May2010)

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