Handbook of Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124170131, 9780124170193

Handbook of Energy

1st Edition

Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds

Authors: Cutler J. Cleveland Christopher Morris
eBook ISBN: 9780124170193
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124170131
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th December 2013
Page Count: 968
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Description

Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of Energy, Expanded Edition (2009), and the Handbook of Energy, Volume I (2013).

Handbook of Energy, Volume II takes the wealth of information about historical aspects of energy spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository. This book meets the needs of a diverse readership working in energy, and serves as a vital method of communication among communities including colleges and universities, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, consulting firms and research institutes of energy, environmental, and public policy issues.

Key Features

  • Interdisciplinary coverage appropriate for scientists in environmental sciences, social and natural sciences, and engineering
  • Top Ten lists, written by prominent subject experts, provide personal reflections on key issues
  • Chronologies covering 40 different subject areas provide all the significant events in a given field from the geologic past to the present day

Readership

Libraries of colleges/universities; non-governmental organizations; government agencies; consulting firms; research institutes of energy, environmental, and public policy issues. Academics, undergraduate/graduate students, research scientists who study energy, business corporations, professional firms, government agencies, foundations, other groups whose activities relate to energy.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: Sources

Introduction

Section 1. Bioenergetics

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Cloud

Section 2. Biomass

Chronology

Section 3. Hydropower

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 4. Wind

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 5. Coal

Chronology

Word Cloud

Section 6. Oil

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Cloud

Section 7. Oil Sands

Chronology

Section 8. Natural Gas

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 9. Manufactured Gas

Chronology

Section 10. Electricity

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 11. Nuclear

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Cloud

Section 12. Alternatives

Chronology

Section 13. Renewables

Chronology

Section 14. Solar

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 15. Photovoltaics

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 16. Geothermal

Chronology

Section 17. Hydrogen

Chronology

Section 18. Fuel Cells

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 19. Ocean Energy

Chronology

PART II: Foundations

Introduction

Section 20. Thermodynamics

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Cloud

Section 21. Physics

Chronology

Word Clouds

Section 22. Chemistry

Chronology

Word Clouds

Section 23. Earth Science

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 24. Measurement

Chronology

Section 25. Concepts

Chronology

Top Ten

PART III: Applications

Introduction

Section 26. Consumption

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Clouds

Section 27. Conversion

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 28. Efficiency

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 29. Storage

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 30. Materials

Chronology

Section 31. Devices and Tools

Chronology

Section 32. Agriculture

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 33. Mining

Chronology

Section 34. Transportation, Land

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 35. Transportation, Water

Chronology

Section 36. Transportation, Air

Chronology

Section 37. Lighting

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 38. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)

Chronology

Section 39. Refrigeration

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 40. Communication

Chronology

Top Ten

PART IV: Impacts

Introduction

Section 41. Depletion and Shortages

Chronology

Word Clouds

Section 42. Wars and Conflicts

Chronology

Word Cloud

Section 43. Health and Safety

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Cloud

Section 44. Environment

Chronology

Notable Air Pollution Disasters

Ten Most Significant Oil Spills

Word Cloud

Section 45. Climate Change

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Clouds

Section 46. Ecology

Chronology

Word Cloud

Section 47. Transitions

Chronology

PART V: Correlations

Introduction

Section 48. Economics

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 49. Business

Chronology

Top Ten

Section 50. Organizations

Chronology

Word Cloud

Section 51. Policy

Chronology

Top Ten

Word Cloud

Section 52. Social Issues

Chronology

Word Cloud

Section 53. Public Attitudes

Chronology

Word Cloud

Details

No. of pages:
968
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780124170193
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124170131

About the Author

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

Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris is owner of Morris Books and a professional lexicographer who has edited more than 20 different dictionaries on a wide variety of subjects. He is editor in chief of the award-winning Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, which provides the largest vocabulary of science yet compiled and features special essays by 120 eminent scientists, including nine Nobel laureates. He served as chief editor of the Macmillan school dictionary series, which includes several of the largest-selling educational dictionaries in U.S. history. He has also been an author of school and college textbooks and has compiled many different scientific glossaries, for fields such as ecology, endocrinology, microbiology, oncology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. He and Cutler Cleveland previously collaborated on the Encyclopedia of Energy, winner of an American Library Association award, for which Dr. Cleveland was editor in chief and he served as chief development editor.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lexicographer, Morris Books, Escondido, CA, USA

Reviews

"Anyone interested in the historical aspects of energy or the impact of energy on the environment will find this book very useful…a reference book for those needing historical facts pertaining to energy." --IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Handbook of Energy, Volume II

“Top ten lists (mostly ten items) presented by experts highlight important milestones, impacts, and notable issues. The lists expose topics that might otherwise get lost within a chronology…This book adds value by making its content accessible and inviting. Students can flip through the pages and find something interesting. Summing Up: Recommended.”-- CHOICE, July,2014

"Cleveland and Morris integrate the social, physical, biological, and engineering sciences in a broad reference designed for diverse readers. The overarching themes are sources, foundations, applications, impacts, and correlations. Within these, 53 sections are each covered by chronologies that document the major events that define the topic; top ten lists that provide personal insight from specialists in that field;…"--ProtoView.com, February 2014