Geofuels

Energy and the Earth

by Alan R. Carroll

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  • 9781107008595
  • 9781316235928
  • 9781316234037
Our energy use and its consequences (including climate change) motivate some of the most contentious and complex public debates of our time. Although these issues are often cast in terms of renewable versus non-renewable energy, in reality both depend on finite Earth resources. The evolution of the Earth itself therefore offers a uniquely illuminating perspective from which to evaluate alternative pathways toward energy and environmental sustainability. Geofuels: Energy and the Earth systematically develops this perspective using informal, nontechnical language laced with humor. It is well suited to a broad readership, ranging from beginning university students to lifelong learners who are interested in how the Earth's past will influence their own future. It also provides simplified explanations of controversial topics, such as energy return on energy investment, peak oil, and fracking. The focus throughout is on building a sound physical understanding of how natural resources constrain our use of energy.

  • Cambridge University Press; March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781316235928
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  • Title: Geofuels
  • Author: Alan R. Carroll
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107008595
  • 9781316235928
  • 9781316234037

In The Press

'Dr Carroll has written a practical, objective, informed and entertaining book that does a refreshing job of looking at energy from multiple angles. Students and activists alike would benefit from considering what Alan has to say.' Scott W. Tinker, State Geologist of Texas and producer of the global energy documentary, Switch