Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future

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Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future provides an up-to-date introduction to the subject examining the relationship between energy and our global environment. The book covers the fundamentals of the subject, discussing what energy is, why it is important, as well as the detrimental effect on the environment following our use of energy. Energy is placed at the front of a discussion of geo-systems, living systems, technological development and the global environment, enabling the reader to develop a deeper understanding of magnitudes.

Learning is re-enforced, and the relevance of the topic broadened, through the use of several conceptual veins running through the book. One of these is an attempt to demonstrate how systems are related to each other through energy and energy flows. Examples being wind-power, and bio-mass which are really solar power via another route; how the energy used to evaporate sea water must be related to the potential for hydropower; and where a volcano’s energy really comes from.

With fermi-like problems and student exercises incorporated throughout every chapter, this text provides the perfect companion to the growing number of students taking an interest in the subject.

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

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

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

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

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"At its modest price it must represent the bargain of the year." (Chromatographia, July 2010)

“As a text book for GCSE level students, this title is worthy of 4 stars.” (Enagri eMagazine, May 2010)

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