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Cover for Our need for electricity and the main energy sources available.

This paper discusses the advantages of electricity and the link between electricity and standard of living. Also, the paper explores the main sources of energy and the growth in electricity consumption.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tidal generation.

This chapter discusses electricity generation from tidal energy. In particular, the paper explores the present installed tidal power-generating capacity; and tidal barrages, stream generators and lagoons.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion.

This chapter discusses the different types of wave generator; and explores the ecological impacts of of large-scale wave energy generation, and ocean thermal energy conversion.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fuel cells and flow batteries.

This chapter describes fuel cells and flow batteries, and explores the key environmental issues relating to production and use of these energy sources.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Geothermal generation.

This chapter discusses the installed capacity and environmental impacts of geothermal electricity generation.

Author(s)
Henderson, P. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392015)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lipids in halophytes: stress physiology relevance and potential future applications.

The present environmental conditions impose serious constraints on typical cultivar farming. Halophytes are known to be highly resistant to harsh environments, withstanding drought and salinity while maintaining positive biomass production rates. It is known that, in adapting to adverse conditions, ...

Author(s)
Duarte, B.; Matos, A. R.; Marques, J. C.; Caçador, I.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

This chapter focuses on another main pathway through which global environmental change has impacted human and environmental health: our use of energy, particularly when produced from non-renewable, carbon-based fuel sources. It presents historical data showing the increasing rates of energy use...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sanitation, clean energy and fertilizer.

This chapter reviews the relationship between sanitation and human and environmental health, and the role of human waste as a source of natural fertilizer, and biogas and clean energy. At present, sanitation is widely considered to be part of public health and increasingly as an important part of...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Visionary trends in Jules Verne's <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">The Floating Island</i>.

This chapter examines the touristic visions in Jules Verne's series of novels, particularly The Floating Island. Verne's work puts into fictitious practice what many tourism-related textbooks nowadays explain in theory. The scope of interest pertains to different dimensions, such as target visitor...

Author(s)
Pfatschbacher, K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394590)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an introduction to the book and outlines the scope of the book. The importance of matching species to site; the provenance of trees; climate change and its effects; the composition of British forests in the 2000s; developments in British forests since 1990; and attitudes to...

Author(s)
Savill, P. S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter

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