Handbook on the Geographies of Energy

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy

This extensive Handbook captures a range of expertise and perspectives on the changing geographies and landscapes of energy production, distribution, and use.

Author: Barry D. Solomon

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785365614

Category: Energy consumption

Page: 576

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This extensive Handbook captures a range of expertise and perspectives on the changing geographies and landscapes of energy production, distribution, and use. Combining established and emerging scholarship from across disciplines, the expert contributions provide a broad overview of research frontiers for the changing geographies of energy worldwide. Interdisciplinary in nature and broad in scope, it serves to answer a range of questions and provide the reader with conceptual and methodological foundations.The conversation spans the gamut from smart grids to alternative fuels, discussed in a range of settings from India to Nigeria and from Brazil to North America, highlighting the ways in which new energy technologies and consumer dynamics are changing the way people, places, and the physical world are interconnected through energy systems. In addition to a compendium of regional case studies, the Handbook identifies emerging conceptual and methodological frameworks that help us better understand energy and energy transitions.Unique in scope and breadth, this Handbook's dual purpose as a capsule for existing and emerging geographical perspectives on energy will be of immense value to students and scholars in the social sciences, environmental sciences, and humanities. Policymakers and planners will also benefit from the novel perspectives and the illuminating exploration of geographic information systems, community energy planning, and energy landscapes.
Categories: Energy consumption

Handbook on the Geographies of Power

Handbook on the Geographies of Power

To address this objective, the book is organized thematically into four sections that cover the main areas in which much of the contemporary work on geographies of power is concentrated: bodies, economy, environment and energy, and war.

Author: Mat Coleman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785365645

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 529

The so-called spatial turn in the social sciences means that many researchers have become much more interested in what can be called the spatialities of power, or the ways in which power as a medium for achieving goals is related to where it takes place. Most famous authors on the subject, such as Machiavelli and Hobbes, saw power as entirely equivalent to domination exercised by some over others. Though this meaning is hardly redundant, understandings of power have become more multidimensional and nuanced as a result of the spatial turn. Much recent writing in human geography, for example, has rigorously extended use of the term power beyond its typical understanding as a resource that pools up in some hands and some places to a medium of agency that has different effects depending on how it is deployed across space and how actors cooperate, or not, to give it effect. To address this objective, the book is organized thematically into four sections that cover the main areas in which much of the contemporary work on geographies of power is concentrated: bodies, economy, environment and energy, and war.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook on Geographies of Technology

Handbook on Geographies of Technology

This Handbook offers an insightful and comprehensive overview from a geographic perspective of the numerous and varied technologies that are shaping the contemporary world.

Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785361166

Category:

Page: 512

View: 335

This Handbook offers an insightful and comprehensive overview from a geographic perspective of the numerous and varied technologies that are shaping the contemporary world. It shows how geography and technology are intimately linked by examining the origins, growth, and impacts of 27 different technologies and highlighting how they influence the structure and spatiality of society.
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Handbook on the Geographies of Energy

Handbook on the Geographies of Energy

First, this Handbook is not focused on energy as a physical entity per se. Energy is certainly a central concept for physical geographers, ...

Author: Barry D. Solomon

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785365621

Category:

Page: 576

View: 867

This extensive Handbook captures a range of expertise and perspectives on the changing geographies and landscapes of energy production, distribution, and use. Combining established and emerging scholarship from across disciplines, the expert contributions provide a broad overview of research frontiers for the changing geographies of energy worldwide. Interdisciplinary in nature and broad in scope, it serves to answer a range of questions and provide the reader with conceptual and methodological foundations.
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The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy.

Author: Dariusz Wójcik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191072178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 848

View: 697

The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Energy

Handbook of Energy

The Handbook of Energy provides comprehensive, organized coverage on all phases of energy and its role in society, including its social, economic, political, historical, and environmental aspects.

Author: Cutler J. Cleveland

Publisher: Elsevier Science

ISBN: 008046405X

Category: Science

Page: 1034

View: 410

The Handbook of Energy provides comprehensive, organized coverage on all phases of energy and its role in society, including its social, economic, political, historical, and environmental aspects. While there is a wealth of information about energy available, it is spread across many books, journals, and websites, and it tends to target either a particular form of energy or a specific audience. The Handbook of Energy provides a central repository of information that meets diverse user communities. It focuses on tabular, graphic, and list-based information in a schematic format. Individuals and researchers at all educational levels will find the Handbook of Energy to be a valuable addition to their personal libraries. Easy-to-read technical diagrams and tables display a vast array of data and concepts Subject-specific chronologies detail seminal events in energy history Includes "Top 10" lists written by prominent individuals, highlighting the most significant issues, events and people in a given energy field
Categories: Science

21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412974646

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 670

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Categories: Science

Handbook of Energy

Handbook of Energy

Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of ...

Author: Cutler J. Cleveland

Publisher: Elsevier Science

ISBN: 0124170137

Category: Science

Page: 953

View: 197

Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of Energy, Expanded Edition (2009), and the Handbook of Energy, Volume I (2013). Handbook of Energy, Volume II takes the wealth of information about historical aspects of energy spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central rep.
Categories: Science

Handbook of Energy

Handbook of Energy

Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of ...

Author: Cutler J. Cleveland

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780124170193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 968

View: 856

Handbook of Energy, Volume II: Chronologies, Top Ten Lists, and Word Clouds draws together a comprehensive account of the energy field from the prestigious and award-winning authors of the Encyclopedia of Energy (2004), The Dictionary of Energy, Expanded Edition (2009), and the Handbook of Energy, Volume I (2013). Handbook of Energy, Volume II takes the wealth of information about historical aspects of energy spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities and synthesizes the information in one central repository. This book meets the needs of a diverse readership working in energy, and serves as a vital method of communication among communities including colleges and universities, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, consulting firms and research institutes of energy, environmental, and public policy issues. Interdisciplinary coverage appropriate for scientists in environmental sciences, social and natural sciences, and engineering Top Ten lists, written by prominent subject experts, provide personal reflections on key issues Chronologies covering 40 different subject areas provide all the significant events in a given field from the geologic past to the present day
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Horrible Geography Handbooks Planet in Peril

Horrible Geography Handbooks  Planet in Peril

Aaarrggh! The planet is in peril.

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407198910

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 275

Aaarrggh! The planet is in peril. Can you help to fix it with these cool earth-saving tips? Planet in Peril is the ultra useful, totally indispensable, environmental handbook that no child should be without. In your Horrible Geography earth-saving handbook, you'll find out how to stomp on your carbon footprint, discover rubbish ways to watch your waste... and learn how to run a car on dead flies. Armed with earth-saving tips and lots of foul facts, YOU can go green and save the planet!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

The concept of energy transitions has taken on a normative dimension among researchers who ... The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography (Cheltenham, ...

Author: Dariusz Wójcik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198755609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

View: 444

The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories

Eco World is one of Europe's leading green economy locations with over 170 companies involved in biomass, solar energy, photovoltaics and energy efficiency.

Author: Anssi Paasi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785365805

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 446

This new international Handbook provides the reader with the most up-to-date and original viewpoints on critical debates relating to the rapidly transforming geographies of regions and territories, as well as related key concepts such as place, scale, networks and regionalism. Bringing together renowned specialists who have extensively theorized these spatial concepts and contributed to rich empirical research in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and IR studies, this interdisciplinary collection offers fresh, cutting-edge, and contextual insights on the significance of regions and territories in today’s dynamic world.
Categories: Social Science

Geography Textbook

Geography Textbook

A text book on Geography

Author: D R Khullar

Publisher: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789350412411

Category: Science

Page:

View: 190

A text book on Geography
Categories: Science

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Resource Geography

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Resource Geography

This Handbook provides an essential guide to the study of resources and their role in socio-environmental change.

Author: Matthew Himley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429784088

Category: Science

Page: 494

View: 987

This Handbook provides an essential guide to the study of resources and their role in socio-environmental change. With original contributions from more than 60 authors with expertise in a wide range of resource types and world regions, it offers a toolkit of conceptual and methodological approaches for documenting, analyzing, and reimagining resources and the worlds with which they are entangled. The volume has an introduction and four thematic sections. The introductory chapter outlines key trajectories for thinking critically with and about resources. Chapters in Section I, "(Un)knowing resources," offer distinct epistemological entry points and approaches for studying resources. Chapters in Section II, "(Un)knowing resource systems," examine the components and logics of the capitalist systems through which resources are made, circulated, consumed, and disposed of, while chapters in Section III, "Doing critical resource geography: Methods, advocacy, and teaching," focus on the practices of critical resource scholarship, exploring the opportunities and challenges of carrying out engaged forms of research and pedagogy. Chapters in Section IV, "Resource-making/world-making," use case studies to illustrate how things are made into resources and how these processes of resource-making transform socio-environmental life. This vibrant and diverse critical resource scholarship provides an indispensable reference point for researchers, students, and practitioners interested in understanding how resources matter to the world and to the systems, conflicts, and debates that make and remake it.
Categories: Science

The Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography

The Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography

This handbook is a comprehensive and up to date work of reference that offers a survey of the state of financial geography.

Author: Janelle Knox-Hayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351119054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 710

View: 346

This handbook is a comprehensive and up to date work of reference that offers a survey of the state of financial geography. With Brexit, a global recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as new financial technology threatening and promising to revolutionize finance, the map of the financial world is in a state of transformation, with major implications for development. With these developments in the background, this handbook builds on this unprecedented momentum and responds to these epochal challenges, offering a comprehensive guide to financial geography. Financial geography is concerned with the study of money and finance in space and time, and their impacts on economy, society and nature. The book consists of 29 chapters organized in six sections: theoretical perspectives on financial geography, financial assets and markets, investors, intermediation, regulation and governance, and finance, development and the environment. Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates. Written in an analytical and engaging style by authors based on six continents from a wide range of disciplines, the work also offers reflections on where the research agenda is likely to advance in the future. The book’s key audience will primarily be students and researchers in geography, urban studies, global studies and planning, more or less familiar with financial geography, who seek access to a state-of-the art survey of this area. It will also be useful for students and researchers in other disciplines, such as finance and economics, history, sociology, anthropology, politics, business studies, environmental studies and other social sciences, who seek convenient access to financial geography as a new and relatively unfamiliar area. Finally, it will be a valuable resource for practitioners in the public and private sector, including business consultants and policy-makers, who look for alternative approaches to understanding money and finance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook on Resilience of Socio Technical Systems

Handbook on Resilience of Socio Technical Systems

Giancatarino, A. (2012), 'Energy democracy: supporting community innovation', ... Handbook on the Geographies of Energy, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MS, ...

Author: Matthias Ruth

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786439376

Category:

Page: 424

View: 728

The goal to improve the resilience of social systems – communities and their economies – is increasingly adopted by decision makers. This unique and comprehensive Handbook focuses on the interdependencies of these social systems and the technologies that support them. Special attention is given to the ways in which resilience is conceptualized by different disciplines, how resilience may be assessed, and how resilience strategies are implemented. Case illustrations are presented throughout to aid understanding.
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Handbook of Clean Energy Systems 6 Volume Set

Handbook of Clean Energy Systems  6 Volume Set

DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.01.005 Bridge, G., Bouzarovski, S., Bradshaw, M., and Eyre, N. (2012) Geographies of energy transition: space, place and the ...

Author: Jinyue Yan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118388587

Category: Science

Page: 4032

View: 963

The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems brings together an international team of experts to present a comprehensive overview of the latest research, developments and practical applications throughout all areas of clean energy systems. Consolidating information which is currently scattered across a wide variety of literature sources, the handbook covers a broad range of topics in this interdisciplinary research field including both fossil and renewable energy systems. The development of intelligent energy systems for efficient energy processes and mitigation technologies for the reduction of environmental pollutants is explored in depth, and environmental, social and economic impacts are also addressed. Topics covered include: Volume 1 - Renewable Energy: Biomass resources and biofuel production; Bioenergy Utilization; Solar Energy; Wind Energy; Geothermal Energy; Tidal Energy. Volume 2 - Clean Energy Conversion Technologies: Steam/Vapor Power Generation; Gas Turbines Power Generation; Reciprocating Engines; Fuel Cells; Cogeneration and Polygeneration. Volume 3 - Mitigation Technologies: Carbon Capture; Negative Emissions System; Carbon Transportation; Carbon Storage; Emission Mitigation Technologies; Efficiency Improvements and Waste Management; Waste to Energy. Volume 4 - Intelligent Energy Systems: Future Electricity Markets; Diagnostic and Control of Energy Systems; New Electric Transmission Systems; Smart Grid and Modern Electrical Systems; Energy Efficiency of Municipal Energy Systems; Energy Efficiency of Industrial Energy Systems; Consumer Behaviors; Load Control and Management; Electric Car and Hybrid Car; Energy Efficiency Improvement. Volume 5 - Energy Storage: Thermal Energy Storage; Chemical Storage; Mechanical Storage; Electrochemical Storage; Integrated Storage Systems. Volume 6 - Sustainability of Energy Systems: Sustainability Indicators, Evaluation Criteria, and Reporting; Regulation and Policy; Finance and Investment; Emission Trading; Modeling and Analysis of Energy Systems; Energy vs. Development; Low Carbon Economy; Energy Efficiencies and Emission Reduction. Key features: Comprising over 3,500 pages in 6 volumes, HCES presents a comprehensive overview of the latest research, developments and practical applications throughout all areas of clean energy systems, consolidating a wealth of information which is currently scattered across a wide variety of literature sources. In addition to renewable energy systems, HCES also covers processes for the efficient and clean conversion of traditional fuels such as coal, oil and gas, energy storage systems, mitigation technologies for the reduction of environmental pollutants, and the development of intelligent energy systems. Environmental, social and economic impacts of energy systems are also addressed in depth. Published in full colour throughout. Fully indexed with cross referencing within and between all six volumes. Edited by leading researchers from academia and industry who are internationally renowned and active in their respective fields. Published in print and online. The online version is a single publication (i.e. no updates), available for one-time purchase or through annual subscription.
Categories: Science

Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

Haas, P.M. and C. Stevens (2017), 'Ideas, Beliefs, and Policy Linkages: Lessons from Food, Water, and Energy Policies', in: Kanie, M. and F. Biermann (eds), ...

Author: Robert C. Kloosterman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785363849

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 512

View: 130

Processes of globalization have changed the world in many, often fundamental, ways. Increasingly these processes are being debated and contested. This Handbook offers a timely, rich as well as critical panorama of these multifaceted processes with up-to-date chapters by renowned specialists from many countries. It comprises chapters on the historical background of globalization, different geographical perspectives (including world systems analysis and geopolitics), the geographies of flows (of people, goods and services, and capital), and the geographies of places (including global cities, clusters, port cities and the impact of climate change).
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Handbook on the Changing Geographies of the State

Handbook on the Changing Geographies of the State

He has authored over 60 journal articles and book chapters. ... Cross-cutting themes are resilience, heritage, energy and transdisciplinary knowledge ...

Author: Sami Moisio

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788978057

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 631

This authoritative Handbook presents a comprehensive analysis of the spatial transformation of the state; a pivotal process of globalization. It explores the state as an ongoing project that is always changing, illuminating the new spaces of geopolitics that arise from these political, social, cultural, and environmental negotiations.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity

Handbook on the Geographies of Creativity

Over the course of the track, people are instructed to do a range of tasks designed to produce energy, for example, walk five laps while holding two calico ...

Author: Anjeline de Dios

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785361647

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 345

How can the ‘where’ of creativity help us examine how and why it has become a paradigmatic concept in contemporary economies and societies? Adopting a geographically diverse, theoretically rigorous approach, the Handbook offers a cutting-edge study of creativity as it has emerged in policy, academic, activist, and cultural discourse over the last two decades. To this end, the volume departs from conventional modes of analyzing creativity (by industry, region, or sector) and instead identifies key themes that thread through shifting contexts of the creative in the arts, media, technology, education, governance, and development. By tracing the myriad spatialities of creativity, the chapters map its inherently paradoxical features: reinforcing persistent conditions of inequality even as it opens avenues for imagining and enacting more equitable futures.
Categories: Social Science