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Energy and the Environment Set, 6-Volumes
  • Format
  • Authored by: John Tabak, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Energy and the Environment
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816081611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8161-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $240.00
    Discount Price: $216.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2009
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


The six-volume Energy and the Environment set provides an accessible and comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, environmental and social implications, and issues of environmental justice that are associated with the production of energy.

Each volume in this full-color set describes one or more sources of energy and the technology needed to convert it to useful working energy. Considerable emphasis is placed on the issues that are essential to understanding energy, including the science on which the technology is based, the limitations of the technology, the environmental implications of its use, questions of availability and cost, and the way that government policies and energy markets interact. Each volume also includes an interview with a prominent person in the field. Interview topics range from the scientific to the highly personal and reveal additional—and sometimes surprising—facts and perspectives.


For each title: Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Chronology.  Web sources. Sidebars. Further resources. Tables and charts.

About the Author(s)

John Tabak, Ph.D., performed graduate work at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received a degree in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of A Look at Earth and A Look at Neptune, two astronomy titles for middle school readers; the coauthor of two titles in Facts On File's Science and Technology in Focus set; and the author of the acclaimed The History of Mathematics set and Significant Gestures: A History of American Sign Language, a social and scientific history of one of North America's most unique languages.

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