Earth

Earth

The Operators' Manual

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users. And this is a good thing--our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be the dominant species on the planet. However, this mastery comes with a price: we are changing our environment in a profoundly negative way by heating it up. Using one engaging story after another, coupled with accessible scientific facts, world authority Richard B. Alley explores the history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt-destroying proof that already-high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now. These new energy sources might well be theengines for economic growth in the twenty-first century.--From publisher description.

Norton Pub
Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users and always will be. And this is a good thing-our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be the dominant species on the planet. However, this mastery comes with a price: we are changing our environment in a profoundly negative way by heating it up.Using one engaging story after another, coupled with accessible scientific facts, world authority Richard B. Alley explores the fascinating history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt-destroying proof that already-high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now. These new energy sources might well be the engines for economic growth in the twenty-first century.
The book—companion to a PBS series—that proves humans are causing global warming and offers a path to the future.

Book News
Published in conjunction with a PBS documentary, this book offers a history of human energy use, abundant evidence that global warming is occurring, and a survey of alternatives to fossil-fuel energy sources. Alley (geosciences, Penn State U.) writes in an engaging style, aiming his exposition at general readers and hoping to convey the facts--and the urgent need for action--to the widest possible audience of citizens and policy makers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The book companion to the PBS series combines accessible scientific facts with engaging stories to explore the history of energy use by humans over the centuries, and how this use is profoundly and negatively changing the environment. 20,000 first printing.
A companion to the PBS series combines accessible scientific facts with engaging stories to explore the history of energy use by humans over the centuries, and how this use is profoundly and negatively changing the environment.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393081091
0393081095
Branch Call Number: 621.042 AL54e
Characteristics: x, 479 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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