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Sustainable Energy and Environment

An Earth System Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Sandeep Narayan Kundu, Muhammad Nawaz

Apple Academic Press

340 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 87 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-02-15
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The study of the earth, energy, and the environment—together—is critical for gaining a thorough understanding of where life stands today amid the continuous growth and development around us. Understanding how the Earth has evolved and how its subsystems interact and influence various energy resources and impact the environment we live in is critical to sustaining of life on this planet. This volume is a comprehensive introductory book that looks at earth, energy, and the environment in an integrated manner that will lead to a thorough comprehension of and appreciation for the complex plant on which we live.

Sustainable Energy and Environment: An Earth System Approach provides a holistic understanding of earth, energy, and the environment through a careful selection of invited chapters. The book looks at Earth from the perspective of a livable planet and elaborates on surface and subsurface processes and the various energy cycles where energy is transformed and stored in the various spheres.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Earth

1. Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Farha Sattar, Muhammad Nawaz, and Sandeep Narayan Kundu

2. Minerals and Rock-Forming Processes

Muhammad Nawaz, Farha Sattar, and Sandeep Narayan Kundu

3. Earth’s Energy Balance and Climate

Sandeep Narayan Kundu

4. Mass Extinctions on Earth

Sanghamitra Pradhan, Shreerup Goswami, and Sandeep Narayan Kundu

Part 2: Energy

5. Energy and Electricity

Sanjib Kumar Sahoo

6. Unconventional Fossil Fuels

Deepak Dash, Lokanath Peddinti, and Sandeep Narayan Kundu

7. Coal Seam Gas: Evaluation, Extraction and Environmental Issues

Debadutta Mohanty

8. Minerals as Sources of Energy

Abani Ranjan Samal

9. Harvesting Energy from Wind

Sandeep Narayan Kundu and Munukutla Sruti Keerti

Part 3: The Environment

10. Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels

Satyabrata Nayak et al.

11. Geospatial Technology Applications in Environmental Disaster Management

Maher Ibrahim Sameen, Ratiranjan Jena, and Biswajeet Pradhan

12. Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

Nausheen Mazhar and Sahar Zia

13. Geological Influence on Surface Water Quality

Loo Mei Yee and Sandeep Narayan Kundu

About the Editors

Sandeep Narayan Kundu, PhD, is a geoscientist with over 20 years of experience in industry and academics alike. He last served as a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

Muhammad Nawaz, PhD, is geomorphologist with expertise in geographic information systems (GIS), decision support systems (DSS), and environmental science. Dr. Nawaz is a NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Programme) fellow and currently works in the Faculty at the Department of Geography of the National University of Singapore.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / General