Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues: Energy and Energy Use

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1 Volume
153 Pages
78 Essays
Sidebars & Maps
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Extensive Photography
Category Index
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September 2011 · 1 volume
153 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3674-6
# of Pages: 153
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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 
Alternative fuels 
Alternatively fueled vehicles
Atomic Energy Commission
Biomass conversion 
Biopiracy and bioprospecting 
Breeder reactors 
Brundtland Commission 
Carbon footprint 
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.
Ducktown, Tennessee 
Earth resources satellites 
Earth-sheltered construction
Electric vehicles
Electronic waste
Energy conservation 
Energy-efficiency labeling 
Energy policy 
Energy Policy and Conservation Act 
Forest management 
Fossil fuels
Gasoline and gasoline additives 
Geographic information systems 
Geothermal energy 
Grazing and grasslands
Green Revolution
Hanford Nuclear Reservation 
Heat pumps
Hoover Dam
Hybrid vehicles 
Hydrogen economy 
Internal combustion engines 
International Atomic Energy Agency 
International Institute for Sustainable Development. 
Light pollution 
Love Canal disaster 
Natural Resources Conservation Service 
Nuclear fusion 
Nuclear power 
Oil crises and oil embargoes 
Oil drilling 
Oil shale and tar sands 
Old-growth forests 
Photovoltaic cells 
Planned obsolescence
Power plants 
Race-to-the-bottom hypothesis 
Refuse-derived fuel 
Renewable energy 
Renewable resources 
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Resource depletion 
SL-1 reactor accident 
Smart grids
Solar automobile racing 
Solar energy 
Solar One 
Solar water heaters 
Strip and surface mining 
Synthetic fuels 
Tennessee Valley Authority 
Three Mile Island nuclear accident 
Tidal energy 
Trans-Alaska Pipeline 
Trans-Siberian Pipeline 
Wind energy 
Category Index 

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.