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Dictionary of Energy Expanded Edition (1st Edition 2009)


Cutler J. Cleveland (Editor), Christopher G. Morris (Editor)


Written by the editor of The Encyclopedia of Energy, Cutler Cleveland, this dictionary gives professionals across the multi-disciplinary field of energy a tool to better communicate on energy matters and understand energy issues and opportunities. This paperback edition, priced at less than half the price of the hardcover edition and expanded with over 500 new terms, makes this valuable reference available to an even wider audience beyond energy scientists, including new professionals, students, and corporate oil and gas companies.

-Over 10,000 entries covering some 40 scientific disciplines and topics – Essays by scientists, biographical entries on key individuals, and historical comments – Historical quotes on energy matters, – Illustrated with 100 photos and illustrations – Now expanded with over 500 new terms and available in paperback at half the price of the first edition

Key Features

  • Comprises over 10,000 terms and definitions covering 40 scientific disciplines and topics
  • Window essays on significant terms are written by leading scientists in the field
  • Definitions are accompanied by photos and illustrations

New to This Edition

  • Over 2,200 new or revised terms
  • New window essays on subjects such as life cycle assessment, methane, and tragedy of the commons
  • Seventy-five percent of photos and illustrations either revised or new for this edition


“[T]his useful, compact reference work deals with a timely and diverse topic. The 100 ‘Special Essays’ on key energy terms are a unique feature. Written by ’eminent scientists’ these essays provide greater detail than is possible in the regular entries.  Although the book deals with some highly technical terms, the writing is sufficiently clear for both academic and public libraries to find this work of value.”–CHOICE

8,000 key words, 10,000 entries, 40 scientific concepts coveredCollege-level audiences with an interest in energy resources, environmental impacts and energy policies around the world should look no further than DICTIONARY OF ENERGY for their explanations of the latest energy issues. Here are over 8,000 key words with 10,000 entries total covering some 40 scientific disciplines and topics, along with essays by scientists, biographical entries on key individuals working in the field, and historical quotes on energy matters. Add well over a hundred black and white photos and illustrations throughout and color-coded sidebars of detail and you have an outstanding reference resource.”

An excellent resourceExcellent resource for my ISD reviews for CBT production and QAQC. Easy to read, very comprehensive, and fascinating side bar stories.”


  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science; 1 edition (October 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080964915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080964911


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