Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
"These volumes provide a snapshot of the history and science of energy production, conservation, and use. Multidisciplinary in scope, the 253 signed and lavishly illustrated articles cover topics ranging from biofuels and bicycles to steam engines and thermodynamics. The work ends with a fascinating energy time line that puts major events in the history of energy into context."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Book News
This three-volume reference covers all aspects of energy use from the way that food is converted into energy in the body to the foreign policy implications of energy use (concepts and sources; exploration, processing, delivery, and storage; applications and usage; and economics and regulation). It also contains articles that approach physics, geophysics, chemistry, engineering, history, sociology, economics, technology, environmental studies, and civics from an energy perspective, as well as 60 biographies on specific scientists and engineers. Written for the general reader and high school level student in non-technical language, it includes diagrams, sidebars, maps, and about 600 b&w photographs. The 253 entries are arranged alphabetically and are cross-referenced. Volume III contains an energy timeline and the index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Reference USA, 2001
ISBN: 9780028650210
Branch Call Number: REF 621.042 MACMI
Characteristics: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Zumerchik, John
Alternative Title: Encyclopedia of energy


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