By Cutler J. Cleveland
The Dictionary of strength, moment variation is a accomplished and authoritative reference on all elements of power and its position in society. Edited by way of Cutler J. Cleveland and Christopher Morris, the editors of Handbook of power, Volumes 1 and 2, this authoritative source comes at a time whilst the subject of power costs, assets and environmental affects are on the vanguard of stories tales and political discussions. the second one version of Dictionary of power contains over 10,000 phrases, throughout forty key topic components in strength (e.g. sunlight, oil & gasoline, economics, versions, coverage, uncomplicated innovations, sustainable improvement, structures, renewable/alternative power, water, etc), with extra window essays on key matters, equivalent to Biomass, Ecological Footprint, Exergy, gas mobilephone, and Hybrid autos. Dictionary of power, moment Edition is a worthwhile reference for undergraduate and graduate scholars, teachers, and examine scientists who research strength, in addition to company businesses, expert organizations, executive organizations, foundations, and different teams whose actions relate to energy.
- Comprises over 10,000 phrases and definitions protecting forty medical disciplines and topics
- Window essays on topics akin to lifestyles cycle evaluate, methane, and tragedy of the commons written by way of best scientists within the field
- Definitions are followed via photographs and illustrations
- Over 2,200 new or revised terms
- Seventy-five percentage of pictures and illustrations both revised or new for this edition
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5 on the Mohs scale. Anthracite has the highest heating value of any type of coal, typically containing 22 to 28 Btu per ton. anthrax History. an early Greek term for coal. anthropocentrism Social Issues. 1. humancenteredness; the view that humans are the central entity of the universe. 2. specifically, the idea that the natural environment should be viewed primarily in terms of how it can provide direct benefit to humans. Thus, anthropocentric. anthropogenic Ecology. , acid rain. anthropogenic emissions Environment.
Anticlinal trap Oil & Gas. a formation at the top of an anticline (see next) where crude oil or natural gas accumulates. anticline Earth Science. an upward fold of stratified rock in which the sides slope down and away from the crest; the oldest rocks are in the center, and the youngest 26 antiproton rocks are on the outside. Oil may occur in the crest of anticlines. antigravity Physics. a theoretical phenomenon in which gravitational force causes two bodies to repel each other, rather than to attract.
Alternative fuel Renewable/Alternative. a non-petroleum energy source used to power transportation vehicles, especially R alternative fuel Any fuel that can technically be used to reduce the amount of dominant fuel required. Common usage: a fuel that can be used to reduce the amount of petroleum-derived fuels used in transportation. Thus, alternative fuel in common usage means alternative transportation fuel (ATF). In the United States the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) legally defined alternative fuels for purposes of the Act.