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Overview

As worldwide demand for energy continues to rise and conventional non-renewable resources continue to dwindle in supply, the need for new, environmentally conscious ways to meet society’s energy requirements are becoming increasingly important. ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE is a science textbook that is designed to introduce students to the role that agriculture can play in helping to satisfy the world’s energy demands. The use of agriculturally based fuel systems, also known as biofuels, as a means to supply energy to our technological society, provides environmentally safe, renewable energy options for all aspects of life, including industry, transportation, and electrical power generation. This textbook provides teachers and students with an in-depth look at the use of agriculture to produce solid, liquid, and gaseous fuel systems and offers a useful supplement for teaching this topic to secondary students studying agriculture, energy, or the environmental sciences.

  • Material is presented in a clear, easy to understand format that is designed specifically for secondary students.
  • Informative photos, illustrations, tables, and diagrams are included to enhance text content and appeal to the visual learner.
  • Provides a solid historical foundation in energy use combined with a view to the future of energy needs and consumption in a sustainable environment.
  • Pros and cons of energy production and use of resources are presented to form a complete picture of the issues.
INTRODUCTION
UNIT I: ENERGY AND SOCIETY.
1. Pre-Industrial Energy Use.
2. Industrial Energy Use.
UNIT II: CONTEMPORARY NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES.
3. Modern Coal.
4. Petroleum.
5. Natural Gas.
6. Nuclear Power.
UNIT III: CONTEMPORARY RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES.
7. Solar Power.
8. Hydroelectric Power.
9. Hydrokinetic Power.
10. Wind Power.
11. Geothermal.
12. Secondary Sources of Energy.
UNIT IV: THE SCIENCE OF ENERGY AND WORK.
13. Thermodynamics.
14. The Chemistry of Energy.
15. Work and Machines.
16. Heat Engines.
17. Energy Flow Through Living Systems.
UNIT V: SOLID BIOENERGY FUELS FROM AGRICULTURE.
18. Solid Fuel Biomass Energy Resources.
19. Solid Biofuel Energy Production.
20. Environmental Impacts of Solid Biomass Fuels.
UNIT VI: LIQUID BIOENERGY FUELS FROM AGRICULTURE.
21. Alcohol Transportation Fuels.
22. Biodiesel.
23. Biomass to Liquids.
UNIT VII: GASEOUS BIOENERGY FUELS FROM AGRICULTURE.
24. Biogas.
Glossary.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305460693
  • ISBN-13: 9781305460690
  • STARTING AT $20.99

  • ISBN-10: 1111541086
  • ISBN-13: 9781111541088
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $86.00
  • RETAIL $113.95

“The proposed book gives you all the information on alternative fuel sources and its history in one complete source instead of many little pieces having to be pulled from multiple sources...saving so much time.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Energy and Agriculture Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781111541095
The Instructor’s Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Energy and Agriculture Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111541101
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

FOR STUDENTS

Energy and Agriculture Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111541101
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.