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    Godfrey Boyle(Editor) Bob Everett(Editor) Janet Ramage(Editor)

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Today energy and sustainability are areas of primary concern. Energy Systems and Sustainability provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use, as well as describing their key physical and engineering features. The book begins with an introductory account of the present world energy situation. This is followed by chapters explaining basic energy concepts and describing the magnitudes and patterns of human energy needs. The central part of the book deals with the historical evolution and present status of the conventional fossil and nuclear fuelled energy systems that, along with hydropower and traditional biofuels, currently supply the majority of the world's commercial energy needs. A section on economics describes the basic methods by which the monetary costs of energy are calculated, and discusses the issue of the 'external' costs of energy production. The concluding sections then deal with the sustainability problems associated with both fossil and nuclear fuel use, and ways in which these might be ameliorated by various technological developments. The interdisciplinary approach of the book will appeal not only to specialists but also to non-specialist readers who wish to improve their understanding of these complex and increasingly important issues. This book will be an ideal companion to the forthcoming second edition of Renewable Energy by Godfrey Boyle, which deals with the different forms of renewable energy and how these can be utilised.

'Energy Systems and Sustainability will make a very useful resource for any engineer interested in energy systems for the future, particularly as each chapter is augmented by a substantial list of references that can be used to follow up individual topics in greater depth.' IEE Review. April 2004.

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  • By Anthony Moore on 25 September 2007

    Good, thorough accessible reference of energy systems, power systems etc - princples easy and cover generation technologies, energy systems, networks etc - good for (a) those entering the field, (b) BSc/MSc students (c) those working on the edges of the field or in related commercial areas, who want a reference to look things up or learn a little more. Little maths, well written, not for experts, nor for those seeking a totally fluffy read.

  • By rocco4ty on 4 June 2009

    This is an excellent book to have with everything to do with renewable energy sources.Highly informative and detailed.

  • By Craig on 12 June 2005

    This book is a decent attempt to introduce the ideas of drug design to students. Ideas are conveyed clearly most of the time with some good examples. However I feel this method of workbench to market has been used to excess in this book rather than concentrating on the fundamentals such as structural properties/interactions and kinetics. I suppose this book would be quite good as a general reference rather than an introductory book on the principles of drug design.

  • By Guest on 9 July 2016

    Book arrived in very good condition as promised.

  • By DoubleJ on 24 June 2016

    Great book for university.


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