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The Resource Energy systems : a very short introduction, Nick Jenkins

Energy systems : a very short introduction, Nick Jenkins

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Energy systems : a very short introduction
Title
Energy systems
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Nick Jenkins
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Modern societies require energy systems to provide energy for cooking, heating, transport, and materials processing, as well as for electricity generation. Energy systems include the primary fuel, its conversion, and transport to the point of use. In many cases this primary fuel is still a fossil fuel, a one-use resource derived from a finite supply within our planet, causing considerable damage to the environment. After 300 years of increasing reliance on fossil fuels, particularly coal, it is becoming ever clearer that the present energy systems need to change. In this Very Short Introduction Nick Jenkins explores our historic investment in the exploitation of fossil energy resources and their current importance, and discusses the implications of our increasing rate of energy use. He considers the widespread acceptance by scientists and policy makers that our energy systems must reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and looks forward to the radical changes in fuel technology that will be necessary to continue to provide energy supplies in a sustainable manner, and extend access across the developing world. Considering the impact of changing to an environmentally benign and low-carbon energy system, Jenkins also looks at future low-carbon energy systems which would use electricity from a variety of renewable energy sources, as well as the role of nuclear power in our energy use. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable
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PABRO
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1954-
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Jenkins, Nick
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.A2
LC item number
J46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
620
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  • Power resources
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy development
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • NATURE / Natural Resources
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
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Energy systems : a very short introduction, Nick Jenkins
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1131984714
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xviii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780198813927
Lccn
2019946778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Energy systems : a very short introduction, Nick Jenkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1131984714
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xviii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780198813927
Lccn
2019946778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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