Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-849-5
# of Pages: 1560
# of Volumes: 4
Print List Price: $495
e-ISBN: 978-1-58765-854-9
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Encyclopedia of Energy

Editor: Morris A. Pierce
October 2012

This academic, multi-author reference work serves as a general and non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of energy; to appreciate the influence of energy on societies around the world; to learn the history of energy; and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific social and topical articles presented in the work.

From Alaska to China to Brazil and around the world, energy is the fuel of modern civilization. The United States alone, which constitutes 5 percent of the world's population, consumes 24 percent of the world's energy.

Tracing the routes and roots of energy through history, especially since the Industrial Revolution, and explaining the current levels of energy use and production across the globe, this four-volume encyclopedia will be the definitive reference to essential energy and power information. From "clean coal" to oil to windpower, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the Encyclopedia of Energy is a world round-up of energy-related curricular disciplines, including:

  • History
  • Sociology
  • Environmentalism
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Business

Especially targeted toward high-school students, this outstanding reference work is edited to tie into the high-school curriculum, making the content readily accessible as well to patrons of public, academic, and university libraries. Pedagogical elements include a Topic Finder, Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, Appendix, and an Index. Presented in four volumes in an A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of Energy is richly illustrated with photos, charts, and tables, all comprising a unique resource.


  • Biographies
  • Business of Energy
  • Energy Consumption
  • Energy in the United States
  • Energy Resources
  • Energy Technology
  • Environmentalism
  • Fundamentals of Energy
  • Geography of Energy
  • History of Energy

The front matter of the set includes a list of contributors, an introduction by the editor, and a complete list of contents. Volume four ends with several useful appendixes, including a time line of important events, a glossary of important and unfamiliar terms, and an extensive resource guide. Also included is a complete subject index.

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