Whether on personal health, politics, or climate change, we are constantly bombarded with more numerous 'breaking news' articles than we have time for. In such an environment, how can we tell which to read, or which is even true.
Science of the Earth, Climate and Energy helps readers understand major issues that affect us individually and the world as a whole.
In language that a non-scientist can follow easily, the book first explains the general principles of science, its nature and how it works, with a certain degree of emphasis on the meaning of the words "uncertainty" and "fact, before it goes into the related topics of the earth, its climate and energy sources at a level that does not require a background in science. Finally, the book addresses what individuals and societies can do to mitigate problems associated with both climate change and limited resources.
Contents: IntroductionHow Science is DoneEnergy, Light and MachinesEarthClimate and TemperatureGeneral PrinciplesClimate ChangePopulation of the EarthPopulation GrowthFossil FuelsCoalClean CoalCarbon SequestrationPetroleumNatural GasFrackingRenewable Energy SourcesWhat Can We DoRemediation of and Solutions to Our Problems
Readership: Members of the general public, support staff to policy makers, and decision makers who wish to have a clear grasp on issues regarding the environment and energy, and who may not have any background in the sciences.
Keywords:Climate;Energy;Earth;Population;Change;Resources;Environment;Growth;Warming;Sea Level;Carbon Dioxide;Greenhouse;Nuclear Power;Fossil Fuels;SustainableReview:
"The book is targeted as a General Education textbook for college level teaching. As most good General Education textbooks, the book can also be used as a general education tool for the general public, before and after college education, that wish to familiarize themselves with energy related science. [...] The book is well written with minimal emphasis on quantitative analysis ... I highly recommend this fascinating new book."
Professor Micha Tomkiewicz
Brooklyn College and School for Graduate Studies
City University of New York
Key Features:Starting with little or no background, the reader can understand the modern science of the earth and energyUnlike many books, the nature of science is described carefully and relatively completelyThe controversies about climate change are described in detail, so that the reader can assess the situation for his or herselfEnergy sources are used differently by different nations. Why that is the case is described in the book, so the reader can understand this situation