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Renewable Energy in the UK: Past, Present and Future (Energy, Climate and the Environment)
Renewable Energy in the UK: Past, Present and Future (Energy, Climate and the Environment)
?This book offers a detailed account of how renewable energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream in the UK, and of the battles that have been fought to achieve this, trawling through the often troubled history of government involvement.  

The book examines how renewables became what
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Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and...
Advances in Energy Systems: The Large-scale Renewable Energy Integration Challenge
Advances in Energy Systems: The Large-scale Renewable Energy Integration Challenge

A guide to a multi-disciplinary approach that includes perspectives from noted experts in the energy and utilities fields

Advances in Energy Systems offers a stellar collection of articles selected from the acclaimed journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Review: Energy and Environment. The journalcovers...

Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems: Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)
Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems: Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)

In this second edition of Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems, the authors demonstrate the need to break free from the old established concepts of expendable rockets, using chemical propulsion, and to develop new breeds of launch vehicle capable of both launching payloads into orbit at a dramatically reduced cost and for sustained operations in...

Cognitive Reasoning for Compliant Robot Manipulation (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)
Cognitive Reasoning for Compliant Robot Manipulation (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)
In order to achieve human-like performance, this book covers  the four steps of reasoning a robot must provide in the concept of intelligent physical compliance: to represent, plan, execute, and interpret compliant manipulation tasks. A classification of manipulation tasks is conducted to identify the central research questions of the...
Magnetohydrodynamics: Historical Evolution and Trends (Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications)
Magnetohydrodynamics: Historical Evolution and Trends (Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications)
Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) studies the interaction between the flow of an electrically conducting fluid and magnetic fields. It involves such diverse topics as the evolution and dynamics of astrophysical objects, thermonuclear fusion, metallurgy and semiconductor crystal growth, etc. Although the first ideas in magnetohydrodynamics appeared at the...
The Making of History's Greatest Star Map (Astronomers' Universe)
The Making of History's Greatest Star Map (Astronomers' Universe)

From prehistoric times, mankind has looked up at the night sky, and puzzled at the changing positions of the stars. How far away they are is a question that has confounded scientists for centuries. Over the last few hundred years, many scientific careers – and considerable resources – have been devoted to measuring their positions...

3D Game Programming for Kids: Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript (Pragmatic Programmers)
3D Game Programming for Kids: Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript (Pragmatic Programmers)

Printed in full color.

You know what's even better than playing games? Creating your own. Even if you're an absolute beginner, this book will teach you how to make your own online games with interactive examples. You'll learn programming using nothing more than a browser, and see cool, 3D results
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The Great Book of Questions and Answers: Over 1000 Questions and Answers
The Great Book of Questions and Answers: Over 1000 Questions and Answers

The universe is a huge open space made up of billions of galaxies and an even larger number of stars. Our galaxy is called the Milky Way. Our solar system, including the Sun, the planets and their moons, forms just a tiny part of the Milky Way.

The Great Book of Questions and Answers is a comprehensive, fact-packed reference book...

Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is one of the most promising technologies for generating renewable energy, and conversion of concentrated sunlight can lead to reduced cost for solar electricity. In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an...
Sustainable Solar Housing, Volume 2: Exemplary Buildings and Technologies
Sustainable Solar Housing, Volume 2: Exemplary Buildings and Technologies

* * An auspicious and comprehensive two-volume treatment of current solar energy strategies and technologies employed in buildings

* * Offers the reader a solid platform for assessing environmental and economic concerns for housing projects, and offers guidance on implementing the most appropriate course of action
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Sustainable Solar Housing: Strategies and Solutions
Sustainable Solar Housing: Strategies and Solutions

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production, heat storage, electricity, and control). Each...

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