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Book on energy?

  1. Sep 7, 2003 #1
    Could someone please recommend me an excellent book on the subject Energy?

    I thank you in advance,

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 13, 2003 #2
    At what level?
  4. Sep 13, 2003 #3
    "First and/or second year physics at the university level" please
  5. Sep 13, 2003 #4
    Well, this is a difficult reccomendation, as Energy is quite the broad topic.

    But, for energy of our society, I find Smil's "Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization" to be very good. It goes in depth about the energy of natural food chains, the efficiency of human growth, the energy requirements of agriculture, and the terrible force of modern weapons, among hundreds of other subjects. It's not for the layman, however. I had difficulty understanding it for a while.

    I'll think a bit more about this, see if I can come up with any other books.
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