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Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update Lowest new price: $11.00
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Author: Donella H. Meadows
Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing

In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, preeminent environmental scientists Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows have teamed up again to update and expand their original findings in The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Global Update.

Meadows, Randers, and Meadows are international environmental leaders recognized for their groundbreaking research into early signs of wear on the planet. Citing climate change as the most tangible example of our current overshoot, the scientists now provide us with an updated scenario and a plan to reduce our needs to meet the carrying capacity of the planet.

Over the past three decades, population growth and global warming have forged on with a striking semblance to the scenarios laid out by the World3 computer model in the original Limits to Growth. While Meadows, Randers, and Meadows do not make a practice of predicting future environmental degradation, they offer an analysis of present and future trends in resource use, and assess a variety of possible outcomes.

In many ways, the message contained in Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a warning. Overshoot cannot be sustained without collapse. But, as the authors are careful to point out, there is reason to believe that humanity can still reverse some of its damage to Earth if it takes appropriate measures to reduce inefficiency and waste.

Written in refreshingly accessible prose, Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a long anticipated revival of some of the original voices in the growing chorus of sustainability. Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Update is a work of stunning intelligence that will expose for humanity the hazy but critical line between human growth and human development.

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The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World Lowest new price: $10.50
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Author: Jeremy Rifkin
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The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future.

Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online.

Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life.
Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm.
The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players ― heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs ― who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

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Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power

Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power Lowest new price: $12.55
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Author: Meghan L. O'Sullivan

“A powerful argument for how America should capitalise on the 'New Energy Abundance'."—The Financial Times

“Riveting and comprehensive...a smart, deeply researched primer on the subject.”—The New York Times Book Review

Windfall is the boldest profile of the world’s energy resources since Daniel Yergin’s The Quest. Harvard professor and former Washington policymaker Meghan L. O’Sullivan reveals how fears of energy scarcity have given way to the reality of energy abundance. This abundance is transforming the geo-political order and boosting American power.

As a new administration focuses on raising American energy production, O’Sullivan’s Windfall describes how new energy realities have profoundly affected the world of international relations and security. New technologies led to oversupplied oil markets and an emerging natural gas glut. This did more than drive down prices. It changed the structure of markets and altered the way many countries wield power and influence.

America’s new energy prowess has global implications. It transforms politics in Russia, Europe, China, and the Middle East. O’Sullivan explains the consequences for each region’s domestic stability as energy abundance upends traditional partnerships, creates opportunities for cooperation.

The advantages of this new abundance are greater than its downside for the US: it strengthens American hard and soft power. This powerful book describes how new energy realities creates a strategic environment to America’s advantage.

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Steam Plant Operation, 10th Edition

Steam Plant Operation, 10th Edition Lowest new price: $75.94
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Author: Everett B. Woodruff

The definitive reference on the role of steam in the production and operation of power plants for electric generation and industrial process applications

For more than 80 years, Steam Plant Operation has been an unmatched source of information on steam power plants, including design, operation, and maintenance. The Tenth Edition emphasizes the importance of devising a comprehensive energy plan utilizing all economical sources of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable energy sources. This trusted classic discusses the important role that steam plays in our power production and identifies the associated risks and potential problems of other energy sources. You will find concise explanations of key concepts, from fundamentals through design and operation.  For energy students, Steam Plant Operation provides a solid introduction to steam power plant technology.

This practical guide includes common power plant calculations such as plant heat rate, boiler efficiency, pump performance, combustion processes, and explains the systems necessary to control plant emissions. Numerous illustrations and clear presentation of the material will prove invaluable for those preparing for an operator’s license exam. Examples throughout show real-world application of the topics discussed.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

• Steam and Its Importance
• Boilers
• Design and Construction of Boilers
• Combustion of Fuels
• Boiler Settings, Combustion Systems, and Auxiliary Equipment
• Boiler Accessories
• Operation and Maintenance of Boilers
• Pumps
• Steam Turbines, Condensers, and Cooling Towers
• Operating and Maintaining Steam Turbines, Condensers, Cooling Towers, and Auxiliaries
• Auxiliary Steam Plant Equipment
• Environmental Control Systems
• Waste-to-Energy Plants

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Solar Electricity Handbook - 2018 Edition: A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Solar Photovoltaic Systems.

Solar Electricity Handbook - 2018 Edition: A Simple, Practical Guide to Solar Energy - Designing and Installing Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Lowest new price: $19.99
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Author: Michael Boxwell

Solar Energy is a wonderful concept. Take free energy from the sun and use it to power electrical equipment. No ongoing electricity bills, no reliance on an electricity socket. ‘Free’ electricity that does not harm the planet.

Of course, the reality is a little more complicated than that. Yet generating electricity from sunlight alone is a powerful resource, with applications and benefits throughout the world. But how does it work? What is it suitable for? How much does it cost? How do I install it? This best-selling, internet linked book answers all these questions and shows you how to use the power of the sun to generate electricity yourself.

Now in its twelfth edition, this book assumes no previous knowledge. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks you need to take into account. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a solar energy system from scratch. The website that accompanies this book includes online solar calculators and tools to simplify your solar installation, ensuring that building your system is as straightforward and successful as possible. Readers can also get in touch directly with the author to ask questions and get further support with their solar projects.

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Solar Electricity Handbook: 2017 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy ? designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.

Solar Electricity Handbook: 2017 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy ? designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems. Lowest new price: $19.99
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Author: Mr Michael Boxwell
Brand: Greenstream Publishing

Solar Energy is a wonderful concept. Take free energy from the sun and use it to power electrical equipment. No ongoing electricity bills, no reliance on an electricity socket. ‘Free’ electricity that does not harm the planet.

Of course, the reality is more complicated than that, yet generating electricity from sunlight alone is a powerful resource, with applications and benefits throughout the world. But how does it work? What is it suitable for? How much does it cost? How do I install it? This best-selling, internet linked book answers all these questions and shows you how to use the power of the sun to generate electricity yourself.

Now in its eleventh edition, this book assumes no previous knowledge. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks you need to take into account. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a solar energy system from scratch.

The website that accompanies this book includes online solar calculators and tools to simplify your solar installation, ensuring that building your system is as straightforward and successful as possible. Readers can also get in touch directly with the author to ask questions and get further support with their solar projects.

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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar Living Book

The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar Living Book Lowest new price: $20.00
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Author: Ianto Evans
Brand: imusti

Are you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage,cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house."

The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials imaginable--earth, clay, sand, straw, and water--and blend them to redefine the future (and past) of building. Cob (the word comes from an Old English root, meaning "lump") is a mixture of non-toxic, recyclable, and often free materials. Building with cob requires no forms, no cement, and no machinery of any kind. Builders actually sculpt their structures by hand.

Building with earth is nothing new to America; the oldest structures on the continent were built with adobe bricks. Adobe, however, has been geographically limited to the Southwest. The limits of cob are defined only by the builder's imagination.
Cob offers answers regarding our role in Nature, family and society, about why we feel the ways that we do, about what's missing in our lives. Cob comes as a revelation, a key to a saner world.

Cob has been a traditional building process for millennia in Europe, even in rainy and windy climates like the British Isles, where many cob buildings still serve as family homes after hundreds of years. The technique is newly arrived to the Americas, and, as with so many social trends, the early adopters are in the Pacific Northwest.

Cob houses (or cottages, since they are always efficiently small by American construction standards) are not only compatible with their surroundings, they ARE their surroundings, literally rising up from the earth. They are full of light, energy-efficient, and cozy, with curved walls and built-in, whimsical touches. They are delightful. They are ecstatic.

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Fundamentals of HVACR (3rd Edition)

Fundamentals of HVACR (3rd Edition) Lowest new price: $184.60
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Author: Carter Stanfield

For courses in HVACR

 

Comprehensively introduces the fundamentals of HVACR in digestible units, supported by hundreds of colorful visual aids

Written in a style thatis easy to understand, this Third Edition of Fundamentals of HVACR introduces the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The book is comprehensive enough to be used as the basis not only for HVACR courses, but for entire HVACR programs. Units are short and digestible, presenting complex material in a concise, straightforward manner without ever dumbing down its topics. Compared to other, similar texts, Fundamentals of HVACR is visually stunning, featuring 2900 supporting photographs, illustrations, drawings, and diagrams—most of them in full color. The Third Edition has been revised to reflect expanded coverage of electricity, motor controls, motor applications, new technologies, regulations, and changes in the HVACR market, and remains the most up-to-date HVACR text available.

 

Also available with MyHVACLab®

Created specifically for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students and instructors, MyHVACLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Stanfield and Skaves’s, Fundamentals of HVACR, Third Edition. It's designed to support students’ mastery and application of the HVAC skills they’ll need for a successful career. It provides 24/7 eText access, multimedia resources, and pre-built assignments that allow instructors to measure student performance and personalize the HVAC learning experience.

 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

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0134486161 / 9780134486161 Fundamentals of HVACR Plus MyHVACLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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Monster Power : Exploring Renewable Energy: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)

Monster Power : Exploring Renewable Energy: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again) Lowest new price: $0.34
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Author: Judy Katschke

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Seatbelts, everyone! The Magic School Bus is back and ready to ride again. Professor Frizzle's kid sister Fiona might be the new teacher at Walkerville Elementary, but she's got the same old motto: take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!

She decides to take the class camping, but come night fall their tent grounds are pitch black. But Arnold's been watching a ton of scary movies and has been having trouble going to sleep at night. What will Arnold do without a night light? The class thinks fast and learns a ton about renewable energy.

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The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future

The New Net Zero: Leading-Edge Design and Construction of Homes and Buildings for a Renewable Energy Future Lowest new price: $57.22
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Author: Bill Maclay

The new threshold for green building is not just low energy, it’s net-zero energy. In The New Net Zero, sustainable architect Bill Maclay charts the path for designers and builders interested in exploring green design’s new frontier net-zero-energy structures that produce as much energy as they consume and are carbon neutral.

 In a nation where traditional buildings use roughly 40 percent of the total fossil energy, the interest in net-zero building is growing enormously–among both designers interested in addressing climate change and consumers interested in energy efficiency and long-term savings. Maclay, an award-winning net-zero designer whose buildings have achieved high-performance goals at affordable costs, makes the case for a net-zero future; explains net-zero building metrics, integrated design practices, and renewable energy options; and shares his lessons learned on net-zero teambuilding.

Designers and builders will find a wealth of state-of-the-art information on such considerations as air, water, and vapor barriers; embodied energy; residential and commercial net-zero standards; monitoring and commissioning; insulation options; costs; and more.

The comprehensive overview is accompanied by several case studies, which include institutional buildings, commercial projects, and residences.  Both new-building and renovation projects are covered in detail. 

The New Net Zero is geared toward professionals exploring net-zero design, but also suitable for nonprofessionals seeking ideas and strategies on net-zero options that are beautiful and renewably powered.

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