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Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction

Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Jenkins

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813927.001.0001
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9780198813927
Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction explores our historic exploitation of fossil energy resources and examines the role of renewable energy systems currently available. ... More
2. Earth system

2. Earth system  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198792987
To confirm that humans have altered Earth’s functioning as a system, the causal mechanisms behind these alterations must be demonstrated. Only through a robust understanding of Earth as a ... More
5. Anthropos

5. Anthropos  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0005
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9780198792987
Humans are the ultimate ecosystem engineers. From land clearing using fire, to domesticating other species, and tilling the soil, there is a long, rich, and diachronous history of human ... More
7. Politikos

7. Politikos  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0007
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9780198792987
The concept of the Anthropocene has travelled far beyond its natural sciences origins. Since it was first proposed, the Anthropocene has inspired a barrage of socially relevant questions, ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199665570
Humans have been part of the Earth’s history for a very short time, but our impact on the world around us has been considerable. The two major moments of accelerations of human impact were ... More
Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Jelley

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825401.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198825401
Energy is vital for a good standard of living, and affordable and adequate sources of power that do not cause climate change or pollution are crucial. Renewables can meet the world’s energy ... More
1. What are renewables?

1. What are renewables?  

Nick Jelley

in Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825401.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198825401
‘What are renewables?’ defines renewable energy and provides a brief history of its use. It focuses on energy generated by solar, wind, and hydropower. These energy sources are renewable, ... More
2. Why do we need renewables?

2. Why do we need renewables?  

Nick Jelley

in Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825401.003.0002
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9780198825401
‘Why do we need renewables?’ describes the dangers of fossil fuels and explains the importance of renewable energy as an alternative. It shows that the use of fossil fuels causes global ... More
Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction  

Erle C. Ellis

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198792987
Humanity’s impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, plastic accumulation, ... More

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