Describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.
Coal and Oil
Describes the history and technology of mining for coal and drilling for oil and also the processing of coal and the refining of oil, as methods by which these primary energy sources are converted into usable working energy.
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
Provides issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. Written by experts from incredibly diverse fields.
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.
A factbook on energy alternatives, written for young adults. Discusses development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.
Environmental Science: In Context
Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.
Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2
A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.
Wind and Water
Describes conventional hydropower, or wind power, and some of the newer technologies being introduced to harness the power of ocean currents, ocean waves, and the temperature difference between the upper and lower layers of the ocean.