Energy and Society: An Introduction, Second Edition

Harold H. Schobert

March 27, 2014 by CRC Press
Textbook - 720 Pages - 386 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439826454 - CAT# K11273


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  • Contains over 300 illustrations and numerous graphs & tables
  • Includes boxed sections providing biographies and discussions of energy topics
  • Supplies a complete Glossary of Terms for easily accessing energy terms


Energy and Society: An Introduction, Second Edition provides readers with a detailed introduction to energy sources and energy utilization. This book presents an overview of alternative energy issues and technologies, discusses the pros and cons of various energy sources, and explores their impacts on society and the environment.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

This second edition offers simple updates, as well as completely rewritten material, regarding the last decade in areas including global climate change, oil prices, renewable and alternative fuels, and diversion of civil nuclear energy programs into nuclear weapons proliferation. It covers the development of energy technology from the time of early humans through antiquity, medieval times, and the Industrial Revolution. It also addresses the development of nuclear energy, energy supply and demand, geopolitics of energy, and the various environmental issues associated with energy use.

  •  Keeps mathematics to a minimum, making the book usable for a variety of academic majors
  •  Includes up-to-date coverage of all new energy sources
  •  Traces the development and utilization of energy throughout history

Energy and Society: An Introduction, Second Edition can benefit undergraduate students taking a survey course in engineering, as well as professionals in the energy supply, energy planning, or environmental industry.