Glenn A. Gibson aims to bring readers a general understanding of the important topic of energy with “Energy and Us”
EL PASO, Texas (MMD Newswire) — With four degrees, including a doctorate in electrical engineering, Glenn A. Gibson has thoroughly researched one of the universe’s most fundamental resources: energy. In “Energy and Us: Sources, Uses, Technologies, Economics, Policies and the Environment” (ISBN 1460930371), the author intends to provide readers with an easy-to-understand explanation of energy, its production and consumption and the evolving environmental policies related to energy.
Gibson begins his book with an overview of energy and discusses its uses and cost, listing the advantages and setbacks of the four nonrenewable fuels: petroleum, natural gas, coal and uranium. Renewable sources of energy are highlighted, and Gibson breaks down the benefits and shortcomings of using biomass, geothermal, solar, water and wind to fuel the world’s needs.
Gibson discusses the four sectors of energy users defined by the Energy Information Administration within the Department of Energy: residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. He goes on to explain how our energy usage affects pollution and global warming, and names various pollutants and their damaging effects.
“This book can be educational for nonscientists as well as scientists,” Gibson says. “People need to understand how we use energy in our daily lives and realize that we need to convert to different ways of obtaining energy.”
Gibson includes appendices on the history and science of energy, the energy related units of measure, and acronyms that appear throughout the book. “Energy and Us” could be used as a guide for business professionals, students, politicians and professors.
“Energy and Us: Sources, Uses, Technologies, Economics, Policies and the Environment” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author:
Glenn A. Gibson is a professor emeritus in the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Texas at El Paso. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics from Arizona State University. Gibson earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.