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The Resource Energy and electricity in industrial nations : the sociology and technology of energy, Allan Mazur

Energy and electricity in industrial nations : the sociology and technology of energy, Allan Mazur

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Energy and electricity in industrial nations : the sociology and technology of energy
Title
Energy and electricity in industrial nations
Title remainder
the sociology and technology of energy
Statement of responsibility
Allan Mazur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand the physical technologies, while the engineers and industrialists do not understand the societal forces in which they operate. In this book, Allan Mazur, an engineer and a sociologist, explains energy technologies for nontechnical readers and analyzes the sociology of energy. The book gives an overview of energy policy in industrialized countries including analysis of climate change, the development of electricity, forms of renewable energy and public perception of the issues. Energy is a key component to environment policy and to the workings of industrial society. This novel approach to energy technology and policy makes the book an invaluable inter-disciplinary resource for students across a range of subjects, from environmental and engineering policy, to energy technology, public administration, and environmental sociology and economics." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazur, Allan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.U52
LC item number
M295 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy consumption
  • Power resources
  • Energy consumption
  • Power resources
  • United States
  • Elektrische Energieverteilung
  • Elektrizität
  • Elektrizitätsversorgung
  • Energieerzeugung
  • Energieverbrauch
  • Energieversorgung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Verteilungsnetz
  • Industriestaaten
Label
Energy and electricity in industrial nations : the sociology and technology of energy, Allan Mazur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The agrarian and industrial transformations -- Is the Malthusian trap imminent? Are other problems more worrisome? -- Energy and electricity flow in an industrial society -- Energy, electricity, and quality of life --Primary fossil fuels -- Non-carbon sources of energy -- Was growth of energy and electricity usage in industrial nations due more to population growth or to other causes? -- Power grids -- America's three grids -- Rationality, pro and con -- The dynamics of technical controversy -- People respond to news coverage -- Attempted solutions -- What next? -- Appendix: 1. Chemistry of air pollution
Control code
794041136
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780203094488
Lccn
2012038235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022449125
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794041136
Label
Energy and electricity in industrial nations : the sociology and technology of energy, Allan Mazur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The agrarian and industrial transformations -- Is the Malthusian trap imminent? Are other problems more worrisome? -- Energy and electricity flow in an industrial society -- Energy, electricity, and quality of life --Primary fossil fuels -- Non-carbon sources of energy -- Was growth of energy and electricity usage in industrial nations due more to population growth or to other causes? -- Power grids -- America's three grids -- Rationality, pro and con -- The dynamics of technical controversy -- People respond to news coverage -- Attempted solutions -- What next? -- Appendix: 1. Chemistry of air pollution
Control code
794041136
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780203094488
Lccn
2012038235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022449125
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794041136

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