Energy, the capacity of an object to do work, is one of the most fundamental principles, affecting nearly every aspect of life on this planet. Numerous issues surrounding energy have wide-ranging implications for the world we live in today, significantly economics, politics, and climate science, in addition to many other fields. This new volume in Salem's Principles of Science series provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to energy, covering basic concepts, possibilities, ethical issues, and potential consequences of energy.
This volume includes more than 100 essays, including coverage of the following topics:
- Alternative Energy
- Kinetic Energy
- Oil Resources
- Fossil Fuels
- Climate Change
- Renewable Energy
This volume, with illustrations and diagrams, will be an important addition to high school and undergraduate libraries, especially those focused on economics, science, and global studies.