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Energy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources Hardcover – March 30, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0765624123 ISBN-10: 0765624125 Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 401 pages
  • Publisher: M.E.Sharpe; 2 edition (March 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765624125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765624123
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7.1 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,654,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As an engineer, I thought I knew a fair amount about energy sources, but found a wealth of information written in a very readable way. Each chapter addresses a particular energy source (coal, oil, electricity, alternative, gas). Each presents how energy is extracted, important regulations, history, efficiency, how it relates to the environment. I've never read a whole text book before, but enjoyed reading it from cover to cover on my kindle, instead of lugging such a large book around on trips. Tables and figures were easy to read by rotating the screen. This really filled in the gaps of my understand and provided information I wouldn't have thought to even google.
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The book is both a history of the main energy sources used globally, and of the prospects for energy generation going forward into this new century. So we get a walkthrough of how OPEC arose, and how the 1973 Yom Kippur war triggered an oil crisis that gave OPEC much power. But after 1979, this diminished for some 20 years.

Other energy sources are studied. Especially coal, which tends to be more evenly distributed around the world than oil. Perhaps more to the point, US and China have ample supplies. Which means that coal is unlikely to diminish in importance.

The most intriguing question posed in the book is the Hubbert hypothesis. Otherwise called the Peak Oil idea. Namely that global oil production has peaked, or will peak soon. To be followed by a gradual but relentless decline. Naturally a disquieting prospect. Especially since China and India (as well as other developing natioons) want to continue to modernise, and will presumably need more oil. Read this part of the book carefully.
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