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Guides the reader through the various energy sources available to humans and how we implement them. The book is intended for readers who do not have a science and technology background; it serves as an introduction to work, energy and efficiency. Examples range from human's earliest work endeavors such as building pyramids to the inspiration and development of Henry Ford's first automobile up through alternative energy sources. Also, among the many topics covered are: energy, work, and power; combustion for home comfort; the steam engine; how electricity is generated; boilers and heat transfer; cars and their impact; atoms and atomic energy; Three Mile Island and Chernobyl; Acid rain; smog; nuclear fusion; the greenhouse effect; and much, much more.

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Harold Schobert is professor emeritus of fuel science at Penn State University (University Park, PA) and extraordinary professor of natural sciences in the Coal Research Section at North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa). Professor Schobert is the author of ten other books and about 140 papers. His work has been recognized by his election as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. He has received the Henry H. Storch award for lifetime excellence in fuel chemistry, as well as awards from Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for excellence in teaching and in research, and an award from the Golden Key Honor Society as Penn State’s outstanding faculty member.

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'Energy and Society guides the reader through humanity's efforts to harness and generate power, for both work and play. Energy and Society provides an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to learn about energy use throughout human history' Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, June 2003 issue(Vol. 23, No. 3).

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