eBook World Energy Crisis: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • David E. Newton
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  • ISBN-10: 1610691482
  • ISBN-13: 9781610691482
  • DDC: 333.79
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 334 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This book provides a historical background for the world’s current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Tables and Figures.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Energy in Antiquity.
3: The Great Transition: The Industrial Revolution.
4: Birth of a Modern Giant: The Discovery of Oil.
5: Talking about Energy.
6: The Age of Fossil Fuels: Coal.
7: The Age of Fossil Fuels: Petroleum.
8: The Age of Fossil Fuels: Natural Gas.
9: Alternative Fossil Fuels.
References.
10: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
11: Peak Energy.
12: Extending Fossil Fuel Supplies.
13: Energy Conservation.
14: Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use.
15: Renewable Energy.
References.
16: Perspectives.
17: The Case for Development of Oil Shale In the United States.
18: Offshore Oil-Drilling Primer for Concerned People of All Ages.
19: Prospects for Oil Sands in the 21st Century.
20: Drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
21: The Problem of Canada's Tar Sands.
22: Is There a Peak Oil?.
23: Wave Energy.
24: The Solar Solution.
25: Profiles.
26: American Council on Renewable Energy.
27: American Petroleum Institute.
28: Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas International.
29: William Hart (1797–1865).
30: Richard Heinberg (1950–).
31: M. King Hubbert (1903–1989).
32: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
33: International Energy Agency.
34: Charles Keeling (1928–2005).
35: John L. Lewis (1880–1969).
36: Amory Lovins (1947–).
37: National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
38: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
39: Post Carbon Institute.
40: John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937).
41: Ida M. Tarbell (1857–1944).
42: U.S. Department of Energy.
43: James Watt (1736–1819).
44: Wave Energy Centre (Centro de Energia das Ondas).
45: World Coal Association.
46: World Energy Council.
47: Daniel Yergin (1947–).
48: Data and Documents.
49: Data.
50: Documents.
Resources.
Print Resources.
Nonprint Resources.
Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.