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Title Smart energy : from fire-making to the post-carbon world / Jianping Liu, Shaoqiang Chen, Tao Liu.
Imprint Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, a CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T & F Informa, plc, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Power resources -- History.
Renewable energy sources.
Energy policy -- China.
China.
Genre History.
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- About the Authors -- 1 Approaching Energy: Our Driving Force of Development -- 1.1 Different Songs with the Same Source: Energy, Amount of Energy, and Sources of Energy -- 1.1.1 Energy -- 1.1.2 Amount of Energy -- 1.1.3 Sources of Energy -- 2 Face-Changing Skill: Energy Conversion and Its Law -- 2.1 Way of Energy Conversion -- 2.2 Law of Energy Conversion and Conservation -- 3 Like the Shadow Following the Body: Ubiquitous Energy -- 3.1 Energy and "I" -- 3.2 Energy and "Us" -- 4 Burning Passion: Beginning of Greatness -- 4.1 Discovery and Utilization of Fire4.2 Cooking and Human Evolution -- 5 Domestication a Godsend: Exploring Farming Force -- 5.1 Origin of Domestication -- 5.2 "Domestication" of Natural Forces -- 6 Coal and Steam: Driving Force of the Industrial Revolution -- 6.1 Discovery and Early Use of Coal -- 6.2 Steam Engine and the First Industrial Revolution -- 7 The Light of Electromagnetic Measurement in the Information Civilization -- 7.1 Advent of the Internal Combustion Engine Era -- 7.2 Change from Magnetism to Electricity -- 7.3 Nuclear Power Developed in Controversy -- 8 Global Warming: A Hot Topic -- 8.1 Sea Level Rise8.2 Seasonal Chaos Disrupts the Biosphere -- 9 Environmental Deterioration: Not an Unwarranted Threat -- 9.1 Troubling Garbage -- 9.2 Formidable Crust -- 9.3 Endangered Rivers -- 10 How Long Can Resources in Short Supply Last? -- 10.1 Soon-Depleted Petroleum Resources -- 10.2 Undesirable Coal Resources -- 10.3 Renewable Energy Beset with Difficulties -- 11 Energy Disputes: Blasting Fuse of Future Warfare -- 11.1 Global Energy Problem -- 11.2 The Political Attribute of Energy -- 11.3 Energy and War -- 12 Technical Innovation: The Sunshine Passing through the Clouds -- 12.1 The Improvement of Traditional Energy Techniques12.2 The Exploration of New Energy Technologies -- 13 System Change: Paving the Way for Progress -- 13.1 Forward-Looking Development Plan -- 13.2 Promotion of High-Efficiency Industrial Organizations -- 13.3 Continuous Improvement of Laws, Regulations, and Policies -- 14 International Cooperation: Finding Win-Win Solutions -- 14.1 Crisis Brings Cooperation -- 14.2 Many Hands Make Light Work -- 14.3 Such Mechanisms Have Produced Preliminary Results -- 15 Conservatively Optimistic: There Are Still Disappointments among Hopes -- 15.1 Technical Bottlenecks -- 15.2 Defects in System Structure16 Evolution of Civilization: Driven by the Changes of Energy Form -- 16.1 Evolution of Civilization Forms -- 16.2 Transformation of Energy Forms -- 16.3 Relationship between Civilization and Energy -- 17 Smart Energy: The Wonderful Production of Time -- 17.1 Basic Connotation of Smart Energy -- 17.2 The Importance of Smart Energy -- 18 Totally Natural: Integration of Technology and System -- 18.1 Technical Basis of Smart Energy -- 18.2 System Framework of Smart Energy -- 19 Global Mission: A Very Long Way to Go -- 19.1 The Globe Is Simultaneously Cold and Hot -- 19.2 A Long Way Ahead -- 19.3 General Mobilization of Smart Energy -- 20 China's Responsibility: Rationally Taken -- 20.1 China's Conscious Action -- 20.2 China's Rational Response -- 20.3 China's Dream of Smart Energy -- Conclusion: Create Our Future -- Postscript -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World first traces the history of mankind's discovery and use of energy. It then reviews contemporary issues such as global warming, environmental deterioration, depletion of carbon energy sources, and energy disputes. Next, it evaluates technical innovations, system change, and international cooperation. Then, it tackles how civilization will evolve in light of meeting future energy needs, how Smart Energy will meet these needs, and defines the global mission. It ends with a summary of China's vision of a Smart Energy future. This is required reading for everyone concerned about energy, environment, economy, human survival, and development."--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Chen, Shaoqiang, author.
Liu, Tao (Environmental engineer), author.
Other Title Print version: Liu, Jianping, 1965- Smart energy. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, a CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T & F Informa, plc, [2017] 9781498776486