Handbook of Energy

Handbook of Energy

Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds

1st Edition - November 15, 2013

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  • Authors: Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher Morris
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124170193
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124170131

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 968
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2013
  • Published: November 15, 2013
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124170193
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124170131

About the Authors

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

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

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