Examining Energy and the Environment around the World, 1st Edition

  • Bruce E. Johansen
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  • ISBN-10: 1440859302
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859304
  • DDC: 333.7
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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In the industrial age, first powered by coal and then more often by oil, environmental degradation nearly inevitably followed resource exploitation and energy production. This book examines environmental issues in specific countries around the world as well as solutions some of these countries have discovered in order to help save the environment. This volume includes 10 chapters, each addressing a specific issue relating to energy and the environment as it pertains to a variety of countries, including toxic chemicals, pollution, deforestation, and climate change. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the issue. Following the chapter introduction, each chapter highlights that issue in eight countries and provides historic perspective. This work provides an overview for high school students and college students at the undergraduate level on 10 important topics that address matters relating to energy and the environment in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Climate Change.
2: Deforestation, Reforestation, and Desertification.
3: Fossil Fuels and Mining.
4: Endangered Species and Extinctions.
5: Indigenous Peoples.
6: Toxic Chemicals and Uranium.
7: Pollution of Air and Water.
8: Renewable Energy.
9: Oceanic Issues.
10: Water Issues.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.