Concise Encyclopedia of the History of Energy

Concise Encyclopedia of the History of Energy

1st Edition - October 5, 2009

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  • Editor: Cutler J. Cleveland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123751188
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123751171

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The Concise Encyclopedia of the History of Energy draws together in a single volume a comprehensive account of the field from the prestigious and award-winning Encyclopedia of Energy (2004). This volume covers all aspects of energy history with authoritative articles authoritatively contributed and edited by an interdisciplinary team of experts. Extensively revised since the original publication of they Encylopedia of Energy, this work describes the most interesting historical developments of the past five years in the energy sector.

Key Features

  • A concise desk reference for researchers and interested in any aspect of the history of energy science
  • Provides eminently cost-effective access to some of the most interesting articles in Encyclopedia of Energy
  • Significantly revised to accommodate the latest trends in each field of enquiry
  • Readership

    Of interest to researchers and professionals in academia and industry.

    Table of Contents

    • Coal Industry, History of; Coal Mining in Appalachia, History of; Conservation Measures for Energy, History of; Conservation of Energy Concept, History of; Early Industrial World, Energy Flow in; Economic Thought, History of Energy in; Ecosystems and Energy: History and Overview; Electricity Use, History of; Energy in the History and Philosophy of Science; Environmental Change and Energy; Fire: A Socioecological and Historical Survey; Geographic Thought, History of Energy in; Hydrogen, History of; Hydropower, History and Technology of; Manufactured Gas, History of; Natural Gas, History of; Nuclear Power, History of; Oil Crises, Historical Perspective; Oil Industry, History of; OPEC Market Behavior: 1973–2003; OPEC, History of; Prices of Energy, History of; Sociopolitical Collapse, Energy and; Energy and Solar Energy, History of; Thermodynamic Sciences, History of; Transitions in Energy Use; War and Energy; Wind Energy, History of; Wood Energy, History of; World History and Energy

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 368
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
    • Published: October 5, 2009
    • Imprint: Academic Press
    • eBook ISBN: 9780123751188
    • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123751171

    About the Editor

    Cutler J. Cleveland

    Cutler J. Cleveland
    Cutler J. Cleveland is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University, where he also holds the position of Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. Dr. Cleveland is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Energy (Elsevier Science, 2004), winner of an American Library Association award, Editor-in-Chief of the Dictionary of Energy (Elsevier Science, in press) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Economics. Dr. Cleveland is a member of the American Statistical Association’s Committee on Energy Statistics, an advisory group to the Department of Energy, and a participant in the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum. He has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, Charles River Associates, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the MacArthur Foundation have supported his research. Dr. Cleveland’s research focuses on the ecological-economic analysis of how energy and materials are used to meet human needs. His research employs the use of econometric models of oil supply, natural resource scarcity, and the relation between the use of energy and natural resources and economic systems. Dr. Cleveland publishes in journals such as Nature, Science, Ecological Modeling, Energy, The Energy Journal, The Annual Review of Energy, Resource and Energy Economics, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, and Ecological Economics. He has won publication awards from the International Association of Energy Economics and the National Wildlife Federation.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University, MA, USA

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