The Resource Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley

Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley

Label
Earth : the operators' manual
Title
Earth
Title remainder
the operators' manual
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Alley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users. And this is a good thing--our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be the dominant species on the planet. However, this mastery comes with a price: we are changing our environment in a profoundly negative way by heating it up. Using one engaging story after another, coupled with accessible scientific facts, world authority Richard B. Alley explores the history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt-destroying proof that already-high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now. These new energy sources might well be theengines for economic growth in the twenty-first century.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alley, Richard B
Dewey number
  • 621.04209
  • 333.7909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ163.2
LC item number
.A43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy development
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Global warming
Label
Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Prepare to come about -- Burning to learn -- Peak trees and peak whale oil -- Fossil fuelish; some telling facts -- Abraham Lincoln or your brother-in-law? -- Red, white, and blue-green -- Canting the kayak -- Why accountants and physicists care about the past -- The moving finger writes -- And having writ, moves on -- The great ice that covers the land -- Kindergarten soccer and the last century of climate -- But my brother-in-law said -- The future -- Valuing the future -- Toilets and the smart grid --Sustainable solutions on the wind -- Sun and water -- Down by the sea, where the water power grows -- Power from the land -- Put it where the sun doesn't shine: nuclear energy and carbon sequestration -- Conservation; why saving energy doesn't mean sitting around in the dark -- Game-changers? Geoengineering, fusion, and -- Ten billion and smiling
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 479 pages
Isbn
9780393081091
Lccn
2010054016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0009284978
  • 666575
Label
Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Prepare to come about -- Burning to learn -- Peak trees and peak whale oil -- Fossil fuelish; some telling facts -- Abraham Lincoln or your brother-in-law? -- Red, white, and blue-green -- Canting the kayak -- Why accountants and physicists care about the past -- The moving finger writes -- And having writ, moves on -- The great ice that covers the land -- Kindergarten soccer and the last century of climate -- But my brother-in-law said -- The future -- Valuing the future -- Toilets and the smart grid --Sustainable solutions on the wind -- Sun and water -- Down by the sea, where the water power grows -- Power from the land -- Put it where the sun doesn't shine: nuclear energy and carbon sequestration -- Conservation; why saving energy doesn't mean sitting around in the dark -- Game-changers? Geoengineering, fusion, and -- Ten billion and smiling
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 479 pages
Isbn
9780393081091
Lccn
2010054016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0009284978
  • 666575

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