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Current Issues in Energy

A Selection of Papers

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1979
  • Author: Chauncey Starr
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 8 8 6 4 - 5

Current Issues in Energy is a collection of essays that explains the role of energy in the evolution of society and creation of insights into the consequent problems of energy… Read more

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Current Issues in Energy is a collection of essays that explains the role of energy in the evolution of society and creation of insights into the consequent problems of energy utilization. The book discusses the relationships between energy and its method of production, between energy and its economic products, and between energy and national warfare. The text gives a comprehensive account of the range of technological choices that could be made in the energy production. The analysis of the types of risk and how risk is accepted by society is explained in the book. The productions of energy through the exploration of solar sources are evaluated. Also covered in the book are the use of nuclear power and the spread of weapons. Inventions such as the laser, jet membrane, the process of plasma fusion-fission, and electron beam implosion are explained. The book can be a useful tool for physicists, electrical engineers, students, and researchers in the field of energy production.