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Handbook of Energy

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Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of Energy, Expanded Edition (2009), and the Handbook of Energy, Volume I (2013).

Handbook of Energy, Volume II takes the wealth of information about historical aspects of energy spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository. This book meets the needs of a diverse readership working in energy, and serves as a vital method of communication among communities including colleges and universities, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, consulting firms and research institutes of energy, environmental, and public policy issues.



  • Interdisciplinary coverage appropriate for scientists in environmental sciences,┬ásocial and natural sciences, and engineering
  • Top Ten lists, written by prominent subject experts, provide personal reflections on key issues
  • Chronologies covering 40 different subject areas provide all the significant events in a given field from the geologic past to the present day

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. PART I: Sources
    1. Introduction
    2. Section 1. Bioenergetics
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Cloud
    3. Section 2. Biomass
      1. Chronology
    4. Section 3. Hydropower
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    5. Section 4. Wind
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    6. Section 5. Coal
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Cloud
    7. Section 6. Oil
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Cloud
    8. Section 7. Oil Sands
      1. Chronology
    9. Section 8. Natural Gas
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    10. Section 9. Manufactured Gas
      1. Chronology
    11. Section 10. Electricity
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    12. Section 11. Nuclear
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Cloud
    13. Section 12. Alternatives
      1. Chronology
    14. Section 13. Renewables
      1. Chronology
    15. Section 14. Solar
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    16. Section 15. Photovoltaics
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    17. Section 16. Geothermal
      1. Chronology
    18. Section 17. Hydrogen
      1. Chronology
    19. Section 18. Fuel Cells
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    20. Section 19. Ocean Energy
      1. Chronology
  7. PART II: Foundations
    1. Introduction
    2. Section 20. Thermodynamics
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Cloud
    3. Section 21. Physics
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Clouds
    4. Section 22. Chemistry
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Clouds
    5. Section 23. Earth Science
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    6. Section 24. Measurement
      1. Chronology
    7. Section 25. Concepts
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
  8. PART III: Applications
    1. Introduction
    2. Section 26. Consumption
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Clouds
    3. Section 27. Conversion
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    4. Section 28. Efficiency
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    5. Section 29. Storage
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    6. Section 30. Materials
      1. Chronology
    7. Section 31. Devices and Tools
      1. Chronology
    8. Section 32. Agriculture
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    9. Section 33. Mining
      1. Chronology
    10. Section 34. Transportation, Land
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    11. Section 35. Transportation, Water
      1. Chronology
    12. Section 36. Transportation, Air
      1. Chronology
    13. Section 37. Lighting
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    14. Section 38. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)
      1. Chronology
    15. Section 39. Refrigeration
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    16. Section 40. Communication
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
  9. PART IV: Impacts
    1. Introduction
    2. Section 41. Depletion and Shortages
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Clouds
    3. Section 42. Wars and Conflicts
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Cloud
    4. Section 43. Health and Safety
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Cloud
    5. Section 44. Environment
      1. Chronology
      2. Notable Air Pollution Disasters
      3. Ten Most Significant Oil Spills
      4. Word Cloud
    6. Section 45. Climate Change
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Clouds
    7. Section 46. Ecology
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Cloud
    8. Section 47. Transitions
      1. Chronology
  10. PART V: Correlations
    1. Introduction
    2. Section 48. Economics
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    3. Section 49. Business
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
    4. Section 50. Organizations
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Cloud
    5. Section 51. Policy
      1. Chronology
      2. Top Ten
      3. Word Cloud
    6. Section 52. Social Issues
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Cloud
    7. Section 53. Public Attitudes
      1. Chronology
      2. Word Cloud