viii, 656 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
HD9502.A2 S3975 2002
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 633-635) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Energy, work, and power Human energy The energy balance Fire Firewood Combustion for home comfort Waterwheels Wind energy The steam engine Heat and thermal efficiency An introduction to electricity How electricity is generated Impacts of electricity on society Electricity from falling water Electricity from steam Boilers and heat transfer Electricity from coal Energy for transportation Petroleum and its products Gasoline Cars and their impact Jet engines and jet fuel Diesel engines and diesel fuel Atoms and "atomic" energy Radioactivity, fission, and chain reactions Nuclear power plants The nuclear controversy Energy and the environment Acid rain Vehicle emissions and emissionless vehicles The greenhouse effect Fossil energy : reserves, resources, and geopolitics Renewable energy from biomass Electricity from wind Energy from the sun Nuclear fusion : bringing the sun to earth.