The Resource Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley

Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley

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Earth : the operators' manual
Title
Earth
Title remainder
the operators' manual
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Alley
Title variation
Earth
Title variation remainder
the operators manual
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
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391141
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DLC
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Alley, Richard B
Dewey number
621.04209
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Energy development
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Global warming
Target audience
adult
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the operators' manual
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Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn668194882
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780393081091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010054016
System control number
(OCoLC)668194882
Label
Earth : the operators' manual, Richard B. Alley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn668194882
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780393081091
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010054016
System control number
(OCoLC)668194882

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