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Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options Hardcover – June 10, 2005
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"For some time I have searched for a comprehensive text on sustainable energy, and I have found it here. This book by Jefferson Tester and his colleagues will be the field's benchmark in the future. It is wonderfully broad in scope, yet detailed in its presentation of the material."--Fred K. Browand, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
"At last, sustainable energy can be taught from a single textbook one that is balanced, worldly, comprehensive, and challenging. Watch out, teachers! Science and engineering students are going to demand courses that use this book." Robert Socolow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
" Sustainable Energy provides the intellectual tools and perspectives needed to devise a sound strategy for ensuring sustainability." Jack Gibbons, former Presidential Science Advisor and former Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
"This book with its references and links is an excellent source text for anyone considering a course on energy options for the future and for anyone else interested in understanding the science and argument which underlie the debate on energy options for a sustainable future." R. John Sandeman International Journal of Environmental Studies
"At last, sustainable energy can be taught from a single textbook -- one that is balanced, worldly, comprehensive, and challenging. Watch out, teachers! Science and engineering students are going to demand courses that use this book."--Robert Socolow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
About the Author
Elisabeth M. Drake is Emeritus Researcher at the MIT Energy Initiative.
Michael J. Driscoll is Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT.
Michael W. Golay is Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT.
William A. Peters is Executive Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is however already quite dated. The book was published right before the price of oil started to soar, and completely didn't see it coming. Many statements support the idea that oil will be cheap for many decades to come. They certainly were not alone in not seeing this coming, but it is sometimes hard to take them seriously on other subjects when they keep referring back to the low price of oil.
This book is a overview of what human activity have done to our planet, and some answers on how to reverse the situation. Maybe we still have some time to react...
Would recommend as a reference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This eBook does not open on my tablet (android 4.03), it works only on my laptop.
A book not only cover various energy technologies but also discuss the pro and con among them. A must should be read for sustainable energy.Published 22 months ago by Jiunn-Chi Wu
This book is good if you want to read through all 1000+ pages, but it's not a good book for actually going through and calculating values for different energy methods.Published on November 3, 2013 by Benjamin Johnson
Ok. It doesn't give the perfect amount of background for undergraduate but a really good book for a graduate student.Published on October 2, 2013 by Pudrow
This review is in revision. I will post a complete review at a future date after I've finished the book. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Pragmatic