Alternative Energy Demystified

Author(s): Stan Gibilisco


The fast and easy way to get up-to-speed on alternative energy. Because of current events, geopolitics, and natural disasters, the cost of fuel is front and center in our lives. This book provides a concise look at all forms of energy, including fossil fuels, electric, solar, biodiesel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and renewable fuel cells. You will get explanations, definitions, and analysis of each alternative energy source from a technological point of view.


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Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his books accessible to a wide audience, and his experience as an electronics engineer, researcher, and mathematician makes him an ideal editor for reference books and tutorials. Stan has authored several titles for the McGraw-Hill Demystified library of home-schooling and self-teaching volumes, along with more than 30 other books and dozens of magazine articles. His work has been published in several languages.

Chapter 1: Heating with Wood, Corn, and CoalChapter 2: Heating with Oil and GasChapter 3: Heating and Cooling with ElectricityChapter 4: Passive Solar HeatingChapter 5: Exotic Indoor Climate-Control MethodsChapter 6: Conventional PropulsionChapter 7: Propulsion with Methane, Propane, and BiofuelsChapter 8: Propulsion with Electricity, Hydrogen, and Fuel CellsChapter 9: Exotic Propulsion MethodsChapter 10: Electricity from Fossil FuelsChapter 11: Electricity from Water and WindChapter 12: Electricity from Atoms and the SunChapter 13: Exotic Electrification MethodsFINAL EXAMANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONSAPPENDIX: SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL READINGINDEX

General Fields

  • : 9780071475549
  • : mcgraw
  • : mcgraw
  • : 0.572
  • : November 2006
  • : 236mm X 187mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stan Gibilisco
  • : Paperback
  • : 2006
  • : 621.042
  • : 322
  • : illustrations