Energy Use Worldwide

Energy Use Worldwide

A Reference Handbook

Book - 2007
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This book examines recent energy use trends and their potential consequences for the global population.

Global energy needs have increased dramatically over the past 100 years, and they will continue to increase, creating energy, environmental, and social crises. Can we solve this problem?

The first step, according to the authors of Energy Use Worldwide: A Reference Handbook, is to understand fundamental energy issues. Combining their knowledge from the complementary fields of science and policy, the authors begin by explaining the basic facts of energy—what it is, where it comes from, why it is important. Then they show how energy use is linked to global economics, identify key players, and examine the social and environmental consequences of our energy decisions. For readers interested in—or worried about—our use of fossil fuels, this book provides a keen understanding of both the problem and the possible solutions.

  • More than 50 tables, graphs, and figures demonstrate the impact of energy use trends on global societies
    • An energy chronology traces technological innovations, important social events (such as the 1973 oil embargo), and energy policies that have impacted current global energy use

  • This book examines recent energy use trends and their potential consequences for the global population.

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    Moan (chemistry and political science, Northern Arizona U.) and Smith (environmental policy, U. of California, Santa Barbara) present a general history and overview of energy use and related environmental issues around the world. Topics such as energy markets, environmental and social problems and their solutions, and major events in energy history are summarized, along with special US issues and a chronology of energy technology. The remaining chapters comprise biographical sketches of 24 politicians, activists, and scientists important to the state of today's energy use; data and documents supporting discussion; and a directory of related organizations. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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    Presents a review of energy use around the world and covers such topics as environmental impacts, techonological changes, fuel costs, and social problems related to energy consumption.

    Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 2007
    ISBN: 9781851098903
    Branch Call Number: 333.79 MO
    Characteristics: xvi, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
    Additional Contributors: Smith, Zachary A.

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