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The Resource Solar energy : a reference handbook, David E. Newton

Solar energy : a reference handbook, David E. Newton

Label
Solar energy : a reference handbook
Title
Solar energy
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
David E. Newton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While how much longer the world's supply of fossil fuels will last is debatable, it is a fact that the fossil fuels that we depend on so heavily today are non-renewable resources that will inevitably be exhausted--making the need to shift to alternative sources of energy such as solar extremely important. Solar Energy: A Reference Handbook presents encyclopedic coverage of the social, political, economic, and environmental issues associated with the development and use of solar energy in the United States and around the world. This book provides an in-depth description of the ways solar power has been used for at least 2,000 years. It outlines how humankind has utilized various forms of energy from the sun by way of photovoltaic cells, concentrating or focusing solar power, active and passive solar heating, and other mechanisms; and provides perspectives on today's solar energy issues from a variety of subject experts. Readers will better understand not only the advantages and disadvantages of solar power but also the critical nature of energy production to sustaining life on earth, thereby underscoring the importance of developing solar power and other alternative sources of energy to meet the world's energy needs in coming decades. The book also includes profiles of key individuals and organizations related to the field of solar energy, a chronology of important events in the history of solar energy, and a glossary that defines the key terms used in discussing the topic of solar energy."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newton, David E
Dewey number
333.792/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ810.5
LC item number
.N49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TJ810.5
NAL item number
.N49 2015
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
Contemporary world issues series
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Solar energy
Label
Solar energy : a reference handbook, David E. Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources for further research -- Chronology
Control code
ocn912377010
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781610696951
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015024828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912377010
Label
Solar energy : a reference handbook, David E. Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources for further research -- Chronology
Control code
ocn912377010
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9781610696951
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015024828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912377010

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