Fueling the Planet

  • by Michael B. McElroy
  • Narrated by Michael B. McElroy
  • 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Renowned professor Michael B. McElroy leads a comprehensive examination of energy, including its history, use in the world today, and environmental consequences. Whether discussing the "oil shocks" of the 1970s, the current reliance on imported oil, or the growing buildup of carbon dioxide in the planet's atmosphere, it is clear that energy represents one of the world's most daunting challenges. In these informed, easy-to-follow lectures, Professor McElroy imparts a clear understanding of energy - in all its applications - and offers a vision for a clean, safe, and sustainable future.


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If You Appreciate Quality Lecture

Unlike most other offerings from Audible, this is a lecture series, not a performed book. So, if you expect a book, it may not be to your liking. I appreciate education and good lecture and therefore greatly enjoyed this selection. Each lecture is of equal length. (Book chapters vary)

I am interested in the topic and know a bit about it. So for me, some material was not new. However, the material is presented so clearly that I enjoyed the refresher. I especially like professor McElroy's style. He's a superb, to the point speaker.

I recommend this title with all possible stars if you enjoy learning, want to to learn about energy use world-wide and can appreciate a lecture-style delivery.

Something to note: most lecture titles are simply recordings of delivered lectures. This seems to be designed for audio distribution. This is a very important point because you do not get long moments of hearing someone write on a blackboard you cannot see or working through a diagram you do not have. That makes these lectures very easy to follow and free of the usual frustrations that go with 'taped' lectures.

Chris Reich
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- Chris Reich

The BEST book I've heard on Energy!

This is a very intelligent and informative set of lectures. The material is communicated in a very interesting and fascinating way and the professor has an engaging, conversational manner that is very easy to listen to. Lots of history, facts, numbers and explanations. I could hear no bias or ideology and was given the facts and left to come to my own conclusions. Prof. McElroy covers all types of energy sources, giving their pros and cons. He deals with CO2 build ups, nuclear issues, global energy issues, renewable and non-renewable fuels along with the famous people involved in the history of energy. I loved every minute!

A very good book,very interesting, I couldn't stop listening to it!!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books