Global Climate Change Demystified

Global Climate Change Demystified
Author: James G. Speight
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN: 1119653851
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change Demystified Book Excerpt:

For too many years climate change (also referred to as global warming) has been assigned predominantly to the emissions of carbon dioxide though the combustion of fossil fuels. It must never be forgotten or ignored, however, that the Earth is constantly changing since its formation and has gone through different eras like glaciations, among others. These changes need thousands of years to be made visible, and the current increase in the average temperature of the Earth since the pre-industrial period is happening, provided that the measurements of past climatic temperatures are accurate and beyond reproach. Thus, the assessment that the warming trend that has occurred over the past 100 years is very likely to have some origins in natural events. The precise contributions of natural effects and anthropogenic effects on the climate are not known, but it is accurate to conclude that many factors continue to influence climate. Whether or not human activities have become a dominant force in the changing climate and are responsible for most of the warming observed is still open to question. When studying the climate system of the Earth, an area of common confusion that relates to whether climate scientists agree or disagree as to whether or not climate change is happening, or if it is happening, whether or not humans are the primary cause. There are a variety of reasons for this, but a majority of scientists who study climate and publish in peer-reviewed journals agree that human activity is causing the warming of the Earth. The purpose of this book is to weigh all of these various data points and, in a scientific and unemotional way, arrive at likely conclusions regarding global climate change. Whether human activity is the main driver behind our current changes in climate, one thing is certain: Climate change is happening, and we all need to make informed, rather than emotional, decisions.

Green Urbanism in Asia

Green Urbanism in Asia
Author: Peter Newman,Anne Matan
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9814425486
Category: City planning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Urbanism in Asia Book Excerpt:

The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities and liveable places. This is green urbanism. Asian urban growth is leading the world in the rapidity of its change but how is it doing on green urbanism? This book finds emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in Asia and suggests they may be the guiding light for the rest of the world. The authors highlight seven archetypal cities exhibiting green urbanism: the renewable energy city, the bioregional carbon neutral city, the distributed city, the biophilic city, the eco-efficient city, the place-based city and the sustainable transport city. The book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the future of our cities as it instills hope that a greener urban future is possible.

Green Urbanism in Asia

Green Urbanism in Asia
Author: Peter Newman,Anne Matan
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN: 9814425494
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Urbanism in Asia Book Excerpt:

The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities and liveable places. This is green urbanism. Asian urban growth is leading the world in the rapidity of its change but how is it doing on green urbanism? This book finds emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in Asia and suggests they may be the guiding light for the rest of the world. The authors highlight seven archetypal cities exhibiting green urbanism: the renewable energy city, the bioregional carbon neutral city, the distributed city, the biophilic city, the eco-efficient city, the place-based city and the sustainable transport city. The book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the future of our cities as it instills hope that a greener urban future is possible. Contents:IntroductionWhat is Green Urbanism?The Renewable Energy CityThe Bioregional Carbon Neutral CityThe Distributed CityThe Biophilic CityThe Eco-efficient CityThe Place-based CityThe Sustainable Transport CityConclusions: Will Asian Cities Take Over the Green Urbanism Agenda? Readership: Professionals in urban design, town planning, energy, transport, sustainable development, architecture and landscape, students studying sustainable urban design and development, as well as academics and researchers interested in cultural and urban studies. Keywords:Green Urbanism;Sustainability;Innovation Waves;Renewable Energy City;Bioregional Carbon Neutral City;Distributed City;Biophilic City;Eco-efficient City;Place-based City;Sustainable Transport City;Climate Change;Peak Oil;Resilience in CitiesKey Features:First to apply the concept of ‘green urbanism’ to Asian cities, extending previously written works on green urbanism from Europe and Australia to AsiaExplores the emerging trends of green urbanism in Asia, in particular, how the changing urban economy affects cities and their sustainabilityInstead of detailing sustainability problems, the authors highlight how these problems are being understood and how cities are taking steps to resolve themUses stories of hope to fire the imagination that a better future is imaginableReviews: "In Green Urbanism in Asia, Newman and Matan have produced an impressive tour de force — the first study of its kind to document and analyze the emerging green urban trends, amazing projects and wonderful stories of innovation found in Asian cities. Thoroughly researched and with remarkable detail, this path-breaking study will be the essential starting point and standard reference for years to come for anyone interested in understanding this fast-urbanizing part of the world. Newman and Matan show us what is possible, that there are compelling models for effectively integrating nature, sustainability and quality of life. These emerging green Asian tigers, so eloquently described and celebrated by Newman and Matan, point the way for cities around the world, and offer hopeful and inspiring antidotes to the sense of global gloom that often prevails." Dr Timothy Beatley Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, and Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia "Asian urbanism is THE story of the 21st century world-system: never before in history have we seen the speed, scale, and complexity of urbanisation that we are witnessing today across the whole Asian continent and island archipelagos. To date green urbanism is an oxymoron but this book promises to be part of a new wave of innovations of ideas, policy regimes, and practices that can change from an empty slogan of property developers flogging gated communities to transforming all our cities into liveable and sustainable ecosystems. We had better hope so for the long-term welfare of our world as a whole is now in the hands of this generation of Asian cities and their makers! This book is therefore not only timely but necessary. It is a handbook for students and practitioners of the urban alike. Let us all get working, book in hand!" Dr Trevor Hogan Deputy Director, Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology, and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Australia "This book is in a class of its own. It shows that Asia is in the forefront. Most new breakthroughs take place here, populations ask for it, and politicians respond. The book takes the jump from telling that we should green our cities to demonstrate how it can be done. That is the core of the book: How to do it." Prof Joergen O Moeller Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, and Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University and Copenhagen Business School

Nuclear Power Explained

Nuclear Power Explained
Author: Dirk Eidemüller
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2021-08-05
ISBN: 3030726703
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Power Explained Book Excerpt:

From World War II to the present day, nuclear power has remained a controversial topic in the public eye. In the wake of ongoing debates about energy and the environment, policymakers and laypeople alike are once more asking the questions posed by countless others over the decades: What actually happens in a nuclear power plant? Can we truly trust nuclear energy to be safe and reliable? Where does all that radiation and waste go? This book explains everything you would want to know about nuclear power in a compelling and accessible way. Split into three parts, it walks readers through the basics of nuclear physics and radioactivity; the history of nuclear power usage, including the most important events and disasters; the science and engineering behind nuclear power plants; the politics and policies of various nations; and finally, the long-term societal impact of such technology, from uranium mining and proliferation to final disposal. Featured along the way are dozens of behind-the-scenes, full-color images of nuclear facilities. Written in a nontechnical style with minimal equations, this book will appeal to lay readers, policymakers and professionals looking to acquire a well-rounded view about this complex subject.

Electricity Demystified 2E

Electricity Demystified  2E
Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 007177534X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electricity Demystified 2E Book Excerpt:

Add some SPARK to your study of ELECTRICITY Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Ohm's Law, power, and energy Kirchhoff's Laws Electrochemical energy Electricity in the home Protecting electronic equipment Electromagnetic interference Practical magnetism Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.

Energy Investing DeMystified

Energy Investing DeMystified
Author: Davis W. Edwards
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN: 0071812741
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Investing DeMystified Book Excerpt:

Provides the information, insight, and tools necessary for investing in the energy industry.

The Building Environment

The Building Environment
Author: Vaughn Bradshaw
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2010-09-29
ISBN: 1118010124
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Building Environment Book Excerpt:

Get the updated guide to active and passive control systems for buildings. To capitalize on today's rapidly evolving, specialized technologies, architects, designers, builders, and contractors work together to plan the mechanical and electrical equipment that controls the indoor environment of a building. The Building Environment: Active and Passive Control Systems, Third Edition helps you take advantage of design innovations and construction strategies that maximize the comfort, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings. From active HVAC systems to passive methods, lighting to on-site power generation, this updated edition explains how to strategically plan for and incorporate effective, efficient systems in today's buildings. It covers the underlying thermal theories and thermodynamic principles and focuses on design that enhances the building environment and minimizes the impact on the world's environment. The Building Environment goes beyond the ABCs of HVAC and covers: On-site power generation, including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and more. Plumbing systems, fire protection, signal systems, conveying systems, and architectural acoustics. Procedures and/or formulas for performing heat loss, heat gain, and energy use calculations, determining the rate of heat flow, calculating solar energy utilization, doing load calculations, and more. Details on the latest building codes and standards references. New information on the sustainable design of building systems and energy efficiency, including new technologies. The latest thinking and data on a building's impact on the environment, indoor air quality, and "sick building syndrome." Design economics, including the payback period, life-cycle cost, comparative value analysis, and building commissioning. A practical on-the-job tool for architects, designers, builders, engineers, contractors, and other specialists, this Third Edition is also a great reference for architecture students who will lead tomorrow's design teams.

The Big Split Alternative to the Big Ban Einstein demystified

The Big Split  Alternative to the Big Ban  Einstein demystified
Author: Lomer Pilote
Publsiher: Les Editions du Net
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-07-21T00:00:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Split Alternative to the Big Ban Einstein demystified Book Excerpt:

In this book, the author describes the framework of his universal subject residing in the spiritual dimension inhabited by Freud’s two unconsciouses and three of his own. He constructs a scientific theory of the global cosmos that reveals the connection between the terrestrial subject and the creator of the universe and it’s two infinities.

Solar Power Demystified For Beginners

Solar Power Demystified For Beginners
Author: Susan Holmes
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2022-02-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Power Demystified For Beginners Book Excerpt:

If you are fascinated about the topic of solar power and love the idea of generating your own power through renewable energy sources then this is the book for you! Everything you need to know about Electricity generation form solar power will be covered in this book. You will learn about proper system sizing, all of the components that go into solar powered projects, choosing the correct solar panels, batteries, inverters, and much more. You will also learn about all the newbie mistakes to avoid especially if you are just getting started.

The Homeowner s Guide to Renewable Energy

The Homeowner s Guide to Renewable Energy
Author: Dan Chiras
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN: 0865716862
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Homeowner s Guide to Renewable Energy Book Excerpt:

Presents information on how to improve a home's energy efficiency and switch to renewable energy resourses to provide electricity, hot water, heat, and cooling for a home.

Power from the Sun

Power from the Sun
Author: Dan Chiras
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 9781550924336
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power from the Sun Book Excerpt:

Easy-to-understand, accurate, and comprehensive, this is the guide for anyone interested in installing a solar electric system. Power from the Sun provides a basic understanding of electricity, solar energy and the sun, and solar site assessment. It discusses the types of photovoltaics (PVs) and PV systems, advances in PVs, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, and generators, as well as the installation and maintenance of a PV system. This book is written for the layperson and is designed to raise the solar electricity literacy of readers. It provides a great overview of the many options available and is designed to help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of solar electric systems—and save a lot of money. Providing readers with the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with PV installers, Power From the Sun is a great guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, building department officials, utility company employees, and just about anyone else who wants to lower their energy bills or achieve greater energy independence. Dan Chiras is president of Sustainable Systems Design, Inc., a residential renewable energy and green building consulting firm, and is director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author and has published twenty-five books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Wind.

Power From the Wind

Power From the Wind
Author: Dan Chiras
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN: 086571620X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power From the Wind Book Excerpt:

Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint and to achieve greater independence. Power From the Wind is an easily understandable guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy system. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems, including: Wind and wind energy systems Ways to assess wind resources at your site Wind turbines and towers Inverters and batteries Installation and maintenance of systems The costs and benefits of installing a wind system This book is designed to help readers make the smartest, most economical choices. Readers will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of small wind energy systems and to communicate effectively with wind system installers.

Power from the Wind

Power from the Wind
Author: Dan Chiras
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 1771422203
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power from the Wind Book Excerpt:

Power from the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written with the homeowner layperson in mind, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems from site assessment through installation.

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry
Author: Allan Taylor,James Robert Parish
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1438110693
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry Book Excerpt:

Career profiles include electrical and electronics installer and repairer, geoscience technician, hazardous materials removal worker, hot-cell technician, natural gas processing plant operator, nuclear engineer, oil well driller, petroleum engineer, power distributor and dispatcher, solar engineer, and more.

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified
Author: Jerry Silver
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2008-01-30
ISBN: 0071502408
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified Book Excerpt:

A non-heated discussion on global warming and climate change Interested in getting to the core of the reasons for the Earth's changing climate? Want an accurate reading on the science behind global warming? Here's your gauge! This easy-to-follow guide offers a temperate view of this hot topic. Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified starts by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. The book goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Finally, the consequences of global warming are discussed and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole are presented. Complete with end-of-chapter quizzes and a final review to test your knowledge, this book will teach you the fundamentals of global warming and climate change in an unbiased and thorough manner. This fast and easy guide offers: A thorough review of scientific data Details on the evidence of global warming worldwide Information on the origin and impact of greenhouse gases Explanations of alternatives to carbon-based energy sources Suggestions for local and global solutions Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Global Warming & Climate Change Demystified is your shortcut to understanding this important and timely issue.

Kundalini Yoga Demystified

Kundalini Yoga Demystified
Author: Erin Elizabeth Downing
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-11-08
ISBN: 0738767735
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kundalini Yoga Demystified Book Excerpt:

What Kundalini Is and Why We Need It Kundalini yoga is an accessible practice for sharpening your mind, finding balance in your daily life, increasing your body's strength, and developing a connection to the divine. Filled with quick one-, three-, and eleven-minute exercises, this book is designed to help you begin or embolden your own personal Kundalini practice. Explore simple breathing techniques to bring the hemispheres of the brain into equilibrium. Work through postures (also known as asanas) that move your body into proper alignment. Discover mantras to amplify your intentions and activate the energy center of the chakras as well as mudras to direct the intention of your practice and create lasting change. In easily digestible chapters, Erin Elizabeth Downing shares Kundalini basics, nutritional wisdom, tips for balancing the masculine and feminine energies of the body, and much more. You will discover more than fifty hands-on practices for specific physical and spiritual needs, such as detoxifying your body, pushing past blockages, and expanding your vital life-force energy throughout your body.

Middle Class Lifeboat

Middle Class Lifeboat
Author: Paul Edwards,Sarah Edwards
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1418577456
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middle Class Lifeboat Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to safeguard your livelihood, income, and standard of living through the ups and downs of any economy. Most Americans, no matter what their economic circumstances, identify themselves as middle class. A recent Gallup poll showed that 63% consider themselves upper-middle or middle class. And they are feeling burned out and squeezed, under pressure to bring home more and more money just to maintain their standard of living. Middle Class Lifeboat is an answer to that pressure, a comprehensive guide to living a more stress-free lifestyle. Part I: Safeguarding Your Livelihood: profiles the 53 best jobs to have to be self- sufficient whether the economy is up or down. Part II: Safeguarding Your Income: 6 ways to extend your earnings, that don't always involve money. Part III : Safeguarding Your Standard of Living: 10 off-the-grid lifestyle choices to increase your quality of life

Meditation Demystified

Meditation Demystified
Author: Dancing Bear Ph.D.
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1982237856
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation Demystified Book Excerpt:

Meditation Demystified is intended to help one either begin to meditate or for experienced mediators to discover other ways to enhance their meditation practice. It is also a workbook with exercises to facilitate learning to meditate. Originally designed as a workbook for use in classes, the exercises and sample meditations are included to assist the reader in mastering the various practices.

Meteorology Demystified

Meteorology Demystified
Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2005-10-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meteorology Demystified Book Excerpt:

Presents an introduction to meteorology, providing information on understanding the science of air and water pressure systems, exploring the formation of tornadoes, hurricanes, and winter storms, and considering the impact of human activity on climate.

Solar Energy

Solar Energy
Author: Malti Goel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811920990
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Energy Book Excerpt: