Handbook of Energy

1st Edition

Diagrams, Charts, and Tables

Print ISBN: 9780080464053
eBook ISBN: 9780080914572
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 29th May 2013
Page Count: 1034
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Handbook of Energy, Volume I: Diagrams, Charts, and Tables provides comprehensive, organized coverage on all phases of energy and its role in society, including its social, economic, political, historical, and environmental aspects. While there is a wealth of information about energy available, it is spread across many books, journals, and websites and it tends to target either a particular form of energy or a specific audience. Handbook of Energy provides a central repository of information that meets diverse user communities. It focuses on visual, graphic, and tabular information in a schematic format. Individuals and researchers at all educational levels will find the Handbook of Energy to be a valuable addition to their personal libraries.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-read technical diagrams and tables display a vast array of data and concepts


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

I. Sources
Biomass, Hydropower, Wind, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity, Nuclear, Alternatives, Renewables, Geothermal, Solar, Photovoltaic, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen, Ocean Energy

II. Foundations
Thermodynamics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Astronomy, Bioenergetics, Concepts, Measurement

III. Applications
Consumption; Conversion; Efficiency; Storage; Materials; Devices and Tools; Agriculture; Mining; Lighting; Manufactured Gas; HVAC; Refrigeration; Communication; Transportation, Land; Transportation, Water; Transportation, Air

IV. Effects
Environment, Ecology, Climate Change, Depletion and Shortages, Health and Safety, Wars and Conflicts, Transitions, Sustainable Development

V. Correlations
Economics, Business, Organizations, Policy, Social Issues, Public Attitudes


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"Editors Cleveland and Morris offer this information-dense reference on human energy procurement and usage. Part I covers physiological energy needs and sources of energy including fossil fuels, traditional renewables, biomass, hydrogen, and fuel cells. Part II addresses the thermodynamics, chemistry, physics, geology, and measurement methods behind energy technology. Part III, applications, pertains to energy uses, including household electricity consumption…"--ProtoView.com, February 2014
"This handbook…is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of energy…Volume 1, divided into five parts and 30 sections, is a compilation of more than 2,000 technical diagrams and easy-to-comprehend figures, charts, and tables that emphasize specific energy concepts…This authoritative resource will be valuable for audiences in disparate fields of interest. Summing Up: Highly Recommended."--CHOICE Reviews Online, March 2014