Dictionary of Energy - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080968117, 9780080968124

Dictionary of Energy

2nd Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780080968124
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080968117
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th October 2014
Page Count: 700
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The Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative reference on all aspects of energy and its role in society. Edited by Cutler J. Cleveland and Christopher Morris, the editors of Handbook of Energy, Volumes 1 and 2, this authoritative resource comes at a time when the topic of energy prices, resources and environmental impacts are at the forefront of news stories and political discussions. The Second Edition of Dictionary of Energy contains over 10,000 terms, across 40 key subject areas in energy (e.g. solar, oil & gas, economics, models, policy, basic concepts, sustainable development, systems, renewable/alternative energy, water, etc), with additional window essays on key issues, such as Biomass, Ecological Footprint, Exergy, Fuel Cell, and Hybrid Vehicles. Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a valuable reference for undergraduate and graduate students, academics, and research scientists who study energy, as well as business corporations, professional firms, government agencies, foundations, and other groups whose activities relate to energy.

Key Features

  • Comprises over 10,000 terms and definitions covering 40 scientific disciplines and topics
  • Window essays on subjects such as life cycle assessment, methane, and tragedy of the commons written by leading scientists in the field
  • Definitions are accompanied by photos and illustrations
  • Over 2,200 new or revised terms
  • Seventy-five percent of photos and illustrations either revised or new for this edition


An essential reference companion for anyone with an interest in energy, including scientists, consultants, journalists, economists, educators, students and policy-makers

Table of Contents

Subject Areas of the Dictionary
Special Essays on Important Energy Terms
Introduction to the Use of the Dictionary
Common Abbreviations in Energy Usage
Definitions A-Z
Appendix 1: Notable Quotes on Energy


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"...a comprehensive, authoritative reference on the theoretical, environmental and economic aspects of energy resources, production and use." --Real Power

"I would recommend the Dictionary of energy to those whose employment or interests exposes them to a wide range of energy fields, since it’s an excellent reference source to help elucidate and understand the technical terminology and industry speak." --Chemistry in Australia

"From abatement costs to zinc recycling, here is a comprehensive, authoritative guide to all theoretical, environmental and economic aspects of energy resources, production, and use." --Aviott John, Librarian, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

"The impressive new ‘Dictionary of Energy’ will not only help the world communicate better on energy matters, it will also help its users understand energy issues and opportunities." --James Gustave Speth, Dean, School of Environmental Science and Forestry, Yale University, USA

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