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Turning the corner : energy solutions for the 21st century
Riley, Dohn.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Tahoe City, CA : Alternative Energy Institute, [2001]

Physical Description:
viii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Road map to the future -- The wolf is at the door -- Coal -- Natural gas -- Nuclear energy -- Solar energy -- Wind energy -- Hydrogen & fuel cells -- Hydropower -- Geothermal power -- Biomass energy -- Tidal & ocean thermal -- Cold fusion : fact or fiction? -- Zero-point energy : sailing the sea of energy -- Universal forces : blackholes, electrogravitics & deep space propulsion -- The race for new energy -- Transition : life beyond the oil patch -- Twenty-first century solutions : turning the corner.
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TJ808 .R55 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Choice Review

This book represents yet another review of the energy crisis facing the world. Clearly, current technology cannot sustain the inevitable growth curve of energy use, so fresh thinking is called for. In this kind of freewheeling atmosphere, many ideas that normally would be quickly dismissed are given credence. This volume reprises the normal alternatives: coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind, hydrogen, hydro, geothermal, biomass, tidal, and ocean thermal. The last half of the book is devoted to truly oddball proposals including cold fusion, zero point energy, black holes, electrogravities, and deep space propulsion. The conclusions then ignore the oddball and concentrate on implementing the serious alternatives, but much emphasis is given to berating big government and big entrenched industries for continuing to fund the "old" and starving the emerging programs. There is little new here, and the format is uneven. A valuable inclusion is a footnote section after each chapter with Web sites figuring very prominently. The bibliography also has a section featuring Web sites. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through graduate students; two-year technical program students. J. C. Comer emeritus, Northern Illinois University