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Energy and the Missing Resource

by I. Dostrovsky

Energy and the Missing Resource Synopsis

This 1989 book provides a nontechnical analysis of present and future energy resources and their potential development to meet future demand. The prevailing impression in popular discussion of future energy supply is that a crisis will occur, sooner or later, owing to the exhaustion of present resources. This informative and thought-provoking book demonstrates that sufficient resources are available to meet all energy needs for the foreseeable future. However, this does not remove the threat of an energy-supply crisis. What is lacking - the missing resource - is the knowledge of how to use these resources in a practical and environmentally acceptable manner. The author argues that long-term technical development will be necessary to ensure future energy sufficiency and that international cooperation on technical research, environmental impact, and energy use is needed now to prevent a succession of energy crises in the future. All those involved with energy in a technical, business, or governmental policy capacity will find book essential and rewarding reading.

Energy and the Missing Resource Press Reviews

An excellent detailed review of the history and prognosis of world energy sources and demands...a superb primer for any serious student of world energy problems. Choice

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521319652
Publication date: 24th February 1989
Author: I. Dostrovsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Energy industries & utilities,

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