Energy: Past, Present, and Future, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615308180
  • ISBN-13: 9781615308187
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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High energy consumption is prevalent among industrialized nations. Societies around the globe commonly use oil, natural gas, and coal to power their machinery and gadgets, heat their homes, and fuel their vehicles. Excessive dependence on these fossil fuels, however, has hastened their depletion. Also, their use is taking a toll on the environment. Consequently, alternative and renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly popular, presenting environmentally sound ways of using and distributing energy. These informative volumes describe the nature of the various forms of energy, as well as the processes behind obtaining and utilizing each.

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Energy: Past, Present, and Future: Fossil Fuels  (ISBN-10: 1615305408 | ISBN-13: 9781615305407)

Accounting for more than 90 percent of the world's energy supply, fossil fuels—coal, petroleum, and natural gas—are not an infinite resource. Formed by the lengthy decomposition of organic matter, fossil fuels are actually limited in availability. Still, nations across the globe are dependent upon the processing and utilization of these dwindling resources. Complete with maps and detailed diagrams, this volume examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.

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Energy: Past, Present, and Future: Renewable and Alternative Energy  (ISBN-10: 1615305386 | ISBN-13: 9781615305384)

With growing populations across the world consuming Earth's limited oil and natural gas reserves, the environmental and economic toll of energy dependence becomes an increasingly global concern. The development of renewable forms of energy—solar, wind, water, and geothermal, to name a few—offers alternatives to fossil fuels. Consumers are embracing these new modes of energy delivery and use. This extensive volume examines the possibility of a cleaner and more energy efficient future by detailing the historic and emerging technologies behind some the most promising alternative resources.

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