Energy Security eBook

Energy Security eBook

by Hal Marcovitz

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This title examines one of the world's critical issues, energy security. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. The safety, cost, and reliability of energy from sources such as nuclear, fossil fuels, and renewable resources are discussed in detail, as well as suppliers, importers, exporters, and our economic dependence on energy, as well as the threats to energy security from conflicts in the Middle East, terrorism, piracy, developing nations, and fossil fuels. Also covered are economic challenges, environmental concerns such as global warming, and legislation for energy independence and regulation of energy use, such as cap and trade plans. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of energy security. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617589294
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Essential Issues Series: Set 2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Strait of Hormuz 6

Chapter 2 The Importance of Energy Security 16

Chapter 3 Rarely Safe, Cheap, and Reliable 26

Chapter 4 Terrorism and Piracy 36

Chapter 5 Demand in Developing Nations 44

Chapter 6 Fossil Fuels and Climate Change 54

Chapter 7 Nuclear Power 64

Chapter 8 Renewable Energy Sources 74

Chapter 9 Energy Independence 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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