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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Chapter 1

Geology of Geothermal Regions

“Birth and death. Like us, geothermal features begin and end, moving through cycles of their own. We draw towards them, lured by change, beauty, and an unusual cast of the familiar – water, rocks, and heat. We search them for answers to mysteries in our own lives, like birth and death.”

Susan F. Hodgson – 1995

1.1 Introduction

Geothermal energy – Earth heat – can be found anywhere in the world. But the high-temperature energy that is ...

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