Over a year in production (reviewed by the Department of Energy), the complex story of energy technology is illustrated and told in a simple and straightforward manner, pinpointing our present levels of knowledge in energy technology.
The Energy Technology Chart is divided into nine major sections: The Nature of Energy, Energy Resources, Energy Storage, Energy Uses, Energy Conversion, Energy Transmission, Energy and the Environment, Conservation, and a large section on the sun, the source of all energy.
Energy exists in many different forms. The most important are explained including kinetic, heat, electrical, radiation, and potential energy. Energy resources, trends, and possible new resources including coal, oil, natural gas, hydroelectric power, cuclear, breeder reactors, fusion reactors, solar, geothermal, winds and tides are explained and illustrated. Significant concepts in energy storage such as pumped, chemical, compressed air, mechanical, thermal, and magnetic storage are also reviewed.
Although energy may be converted from one form to another, it is never really lost. Present and future energy conversion methods are covered such as fuel cells, hydrogen, MHD, and bioconversion. Transmission of energy includes the transportation of fossil fuels, i.e. coal, oil, and gas, by all the standard methods such as truck, trains, tanker and pipeline. These and new methods such as underground transmission and cryogenic cables are explained.
Man's activities always have an impact, directly or indirectyly, on his environment. This impact is also covered. A large illustration of the sun, nature's nuclear reactor with call-outs and physical data is also included on this exceptional chart. FREE SHIPPING in U.S. Outside U.S. contact us for shipping charges.