Domesticating the greenhouse gas effect: energy and climate change.

Domestiquer l'effet de serre : énergies et changement climatique.

Author(s) : MEUNIER F.

Type of monograph: Book


Tailored for a wide range of readers, this book, published in the "UniverSciences" series invites the reader to take a global look at the greenhouse effect, in an unbiased manner. It presents various methods to fight the increase in the greenhouse effect (energy savings, carbon heat sinks, cogeneration, etc.), presents the main alternative energy sources to replace fossil energy (biomass, wind, solar, nuclear, etc.), and shows that, however worrying, it may seem, the future is not as dark as it appears. This updated edition takes into account the latest studies by IPCC and includes predictions up until 2030. The annexes deal with: thermodynamics and the greenhouse effect; thermodynamic cycles used in the production of electricity; cogeneration; combustion; heat pumps; heat waves and global warming (air conditioning and heat waves; use of cogeneration for air conditioning).


  • Original title: Domestiquer l'effet de serre : énergies et changement climatique.
  • Record ID : 2008-2823
  • Languages: French
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment, General information
  • Publication: Dunod - France/France
  • Publication date: 2008
  • ISBN: 9782100519378
  • Source: Source: ed. 2; 157 p. (14 x 22); fig.; tabl.; ref.; index; 7 append.; EUR 15.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.