Alternative Energy provides readers with comprehensive, easy-to-use information on the development of alternative energy sources.
The set focuses on new and emerging energy sources, such as ge other mal and solar energy, but also discusses existing energy sources, such as those that rely on fossil fuels. Each volume begins with an overview that presents the complex issues surrounding existing and potential energy sources. These include the growing demand for energy, the world’s dependence on non renewable energy sources, the environmental impacts of current energy sources, and the implications for the future. This overview will help readers put new and alternative energy sources into perspective.
The first eight chapters of this book each focus on a different energy source.
Energy sources are discussed. Each of these chapters begins with an over view that define that energy source, discuss its history and the scientists who developed it, and outline its applications.
Outlines the applications and technologies for using that energy source.
Following each chapter’s overview, the reader is provided with information on specific technologies and potential applications currently in use. Two additional chapters explore the need for energy conservation and the transition to more energy-efficient tools, building materials, and vehicles, as well as more theoretical (and even imaginary) energy sources that may become a reality in the future.
The first eight chapters of this set each address a different energy source.
The energy sources are addressed. It defines that energy source, discusses its history and the scientists who developed it, and outlines its applications and techniques.
The applications and technologies for using that energy source are outlined.
Outlines the following. Following each chapter’s overview, the reader is provided with information on specific technologies and potential uses currently in use. Two additional chapters discuss the need for energy conservation .
The need for more energy efficient tools, building materials, and vehicles, and explores more theoretical (and imaginary) energy sources that may become a reality in the future.