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Energy handbook / Robert L. Loftness.

; Mazal Holocaust Collection
New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, [1978] .
ISBN 9780442248369, 0442248369

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Other Authors Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Subjects Energiewirtschaft.
Environmental protection -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Environmental protection.
Power (Mechanics)
Power (Mechanics) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Power resources -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Power resources.
Description vii, 741 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Warnings of the risks inherent in the impending depletion of domestic petroleum resources and in overdependence on foreign sources has been voiced by several individuals as well as expert committees for some time, not only in the United States but also in other industrialized countries. These few now have been joined by many who have a growing premonition that the era of cheap and abundant energy has come to an end and that the distortions now apparent in national economic affairs and international relations may take many years to bring back into balance. The information in this handbook may help to clarify where we have been, where we are, and where we might possibly be going in our energy economies. - Introduction.
Contents Introduction -- Energy and man -- Fossil and mineral energy resources -- Renewable energy resources -- Energy consumption trends -- Energy consumption projections -- Recovery of fossil fuels -- Nuclear power -- Geothermal energy -- Solar energy -- Energy conversion and storage -- Energy efficiency and conservation -- Energy transport -- Environmental aspects of energy use -- Environmental control of energy -- Energy costs -- Energy futures -- Appendix A : Glossary -- Appendix B : Energy conversion factors.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3482249
(OCoLC)ocm03482249
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WorldCat Identities Loftness, Robert L.
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