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September 2011 · 1 volume
153 pages · 8"x10"
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
Energy & Energy Use
An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.
Energy and Energy Use is a single-volume reference that contains selected essays from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Every article in this set was carefully selected by our editors to provide the best information available about the topic. The essays in Energy and Energy Use discuss the use of both fossil and alternative fuels as well as renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation. See below for the complete Table of Contents.
Energy & Energy Use Table of Contents
Alternative energy sources
Alternatively fueled vehicles
Atomic Energy Commission
Biopiracy and bioprospecting
Chalk River nuclear reactor explosion
Chelyabinsk nuclear waste explosion
Chernobyl nuclear accident
Coal-fired power plants
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs
Corporate average fuel economy standards
Department of Energy, U.S.
Earth resources satellites
Energy Policy and Conservation Act
Gasoline and gasoline additives
Geographic information systems
Grazing and grasslands
Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Internal combustion engines
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Love Canal disaster
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Oil crises and oil embargoes
Oil shale and tar sands
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
SL-1 reactor accident
Solar automobile racing
Solar water heaters
Strip and surface mining
Tennessee Valley Authority
Three Mile Island nuclear accident
About Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
An up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of the environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.
All of the original essays have been evaluated for their currency, and many of them have been either completely replaced or substantially revised to reflect the latest information available. The Further Reading sections accompanying the essays have all been updated.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues contains alphabetically arranged articles that range in length from 300 to 3,000 words. They cover a wide variety of topics, including endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change. In recognition of the fact that people spend an overwhelming proportion of their time in human-made environments, essays also cover such topics as sick building syndrome, noise pollution, smog, and urban planning.
Each essay begins with a category subhead and the definition of the topic, along with any relevant dates. A brief summary of the environmental significance of the topic follows. Each article of more than 300 words has a list of suggested further readings to aid students who are seeking resources for more in-depth information on the topic at hand. All articles are accompanied by cross-references to related articles in the set, and every article is signed by the academics and other experts who wrote them. The title also includes nearly numerous photographs, charts, graphs, tables, and maps that illuminate the events and concepts detailed in the essays.