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Alle sprechen vom Klimawandel. Hier kommen Fakten und Zahlen anstelle emotional gefärbter politischer Statements und dazu vielfältige Informationen über Perspektiven der Energieerzeugung.

Produktbeschreibung
Alle sprechen vom Klimawandel. Hier kommen Fakten und Zahlen anstelle emotional gefärbter politischer Statements und dazu vielfältige Informationen über Perspektiven der Energieerzeugung.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH / Wiley-VCH GmbH
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 1132446 000
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. April 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 239mm x 173mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 523g
  • ISBN-13: 9783527324460
  • ISBN-10: 3527324461
  • Artikelnr.: 25616825
Autorenporträt
Franklin Hadley Cocks is Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the Pratt School of Engineering of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Professor Cocks has taught courses on energy and the environment for decades and has published over 150 technical papers and more than 20 US patents. He earned all his degrees from MIT and was a Fulbright Fellow at Imperial College, London, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard. At Tyco Laboratories he developed the silicon ribbon crystal growth method now used to produce silicon solar cells on an industrial scale. His foamed-metal payload was flown on the Columbia shuttle in 1991. He was a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory for many years and more recently for the Department of Energy.
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgements Prologue PART I: QUESTIONS Introduction Ancient Days and Modern Times Ice Ages - Past and Future Global Warming versus Returning Glaciers Earth's Fossil Fuel Supply Nuclear Power PART II: ANSWERS Introduction Solar Energy Wind
Waves
and Tides Going with the Flow: Water
Dams
and Hydropower Geothermal Energy: Energy from the Earth Itself Efficiency
Conservation
and Hybrid Cars Energy Storage: Macro to Micro Green Fuel: Biodiesel
Alcohol
and Biomass PART III: DREAMS Introduction Breeding Nuclear Fuel Nuclear Fusion: Engine of the Sun Power from the Ocean: Thermal and Salinity Gradients Fuel Cells: Hydrogen
Alcohol
and Coal Magnetohydrodynamics and Power Plants Thermionics and the Single Fuel Home Artificial Photosynthesis and Water Splitting Planetary Engineering and Terraforming Space Solar Power: Energy and the Final Frontier PART IV: NIGHTMARES Introduction Alternative Futures ORBITuary? Disasters That Could Occur