From the Back Cover
Become Part of an Informed Citizenry with Energy and the Environment! To effectively deal with the challenges of energy usage today, we are dependent upon the actions of an informed citizenry. Energy usage and its effects on the environment are crucial to all of us. This text deals with the facts needed to make critical decisions concerning the effects of energy usage on the environment, and provides a better understanding of the complex issues facing our society today. Energy And The Environment contains the latest information on the core subjects in this field as well as basic concepts, resources, applications, and problems of current interest. Research from the pages of current journals and government publications helps make this text up–to–date and relevant to todays issues. And discussions on the effects of emissions on the local and global atmospheres, and the problems of radioactive waste disposal are included.
About the Author
About the Authors ROBERT A. RISTINEN is Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Since 1974, he has taught the Energy and Environment course several times. Ristinen is a Former Chair of the University Energy Conservation Committee and has served for many years as Chair of the universitys Radiation Safety Committee. JACK J. KRAUSHAAR is a retired Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He started teaching the course on Energy and the Environment in 1971 and has taught it several times since then. He has served on the Rocky Flats Citizens Advisory Committee, on the Boulder County Energy Conservation Board, and on the University Energy Conservation Committee.