Encyclopedia of Energy

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Robert Ayres
  • Robert Costanza
  • Jose Goldemberg
  • Marija Ilic
  • Eberhard Jochem
  • Robert Kaufmann
  • Amory Lovins
  • Mohan Munasinghe
  • R Pachauri
  • Claudia Pardo
  • Per Peterson
  • Lee Schipper
  • Margaret Slade
  • Vaclav Smil
  • Ernst Worrell
    • Not Applicable ISBN 9780121764807

    Description

    In recent years our usage and understanding of different types of energy has grown at a tremendous rate. The editor-in-chief, Cutler Cleveland, and his international team of associate editors have brought together approximately 400 authors to produce the Encyclopedia of Energy. This highly topical reference draws together all aspects of energy, covering a wealth of areas throughout the natural, social and engineering sciences. The Encyclopedia will provide easily accessible information about all aspects of energy, written by leading international authorities. It will not only be indispensible for academics, researchers, professionals and students, but also for policy makers, energy and environmental consultants, and all those working in business corporations and non-governmental organisations whose activities relate to energy and the environment. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.

    Key Features

    An invaluable resource for all academics, researchers, professionals and students either working in or conducting research in energy and related environmental fields An A-Z of energy, covering environmental and renewable energy through to fossil fuels and nuclear power

    Readership

    Academics, researchers, professionals and students working/studying in energy and its related fields; policy makers, energy and environmental consultants; all those working in business corporations and non-governmental organisations whose activities relate to energy and the environment.

    Table of Contents

    Basics of Energy; Energy Flows; Society and Energy; History and Energy; Systems of Energy; Conservation and End Use; Renewable and Alternative Sources; Environmental Issues; Public Issues; Policy Issues; Economics of Energy; Measurement and Models; Material Use and Reuse; Oil and Natural Gas; Coal, Electricity; Nuclear Energy; Risks; Sustainable Development; Global Issues; Appendices.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    5376
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2004
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier Science
    Not Applicable ISBN:
    9780121764807

    About the authors

    Robert Ayres

    Affiliations and Expertise

    INSEAD, Fontainebleau, FRANCE

    Robert Costanza

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Vermont, Vermont, USA

    Jose Goldemberg

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Universidade de SaoPaulo,Goldemberg, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Marija Ilic

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie, USA

    Eberhard Jochem

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

    Robert Kaufmann

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Boston University, Boston, USA

    Amory Lovins

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado, USA

    Mohan Munasinghe

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Munasinghe Institute of Development, Colombo, SRI LANKA

    R Pachauri

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, INDIA

    Claudia Pardo

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Mexico

    Per Peterson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of California, Berkeley, USA

    Lee Schipper

    Affiliations and Expertise

    World Resources Institute, USA

    Margaret Slade

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Warwick University, United Kingdom

    Vaclav Smil

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

    Ernst Worrell

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Reviews

    "This six-volume encyclopedia is a timely information resource as rising energy costs and consumption engenders a renewed focus on the subject. Comprised of 380 articles, it provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of energy. Not only does it address the expected scientific and technological areas such as engineering, physics, geology, and environmental science, but it also includes a strong social science component with history, economics, public policy, and sociology. Cleveland (director, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston Univ.) and over 400 contributors from academia, government, and industry provide authoritative information in the form of lengthy, well-organized articles that are accessible to undergraduates and researchers. Each article has definitions, cross-references, and suggested readings to aid the user. Extras include a glossary, an extensive chronology of energy-related developments, a small annotated bibliography, key international organizations, and a wide range of energy-related tables such as measurement and units, physical property data, and production and consumption figures. Bottom Line The material here is on a more advanced level than the the three-volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy. Whereas Macmillan provides overviews of the major energy topics, the articles in Encyclopedia of Energy have greater breadth and depth. Both encyclopedias complement each other well because of the difference in scope and surprisingly small overlap in content. But Macmillan may be a more affordable choice for smaller public, high school, and undergraduate libraries, while the Encyclopedia of Energy is strongly recommended for academic and large public libraries." Library Journal, November 2004

    "Cleveland's attempt to gather all existing knowledge about the world's energy problems into six volumes (5,400 pages) largely succeeds. Each of the 380 arti