Energy, Environment, and Sustainability,
2nd Edition

Saeed Moaveni

ISBN-13: 9780357676073
Copyright 2023 | Published
480 pages | List Price: USD $161.95

Gain a better understanding of the connections among earth’s finite resources and the environmental, social, ethical, technical and economical impacts of your daily decisions with Moaveni’s ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY, 2nd Edition. As climate change has an increasing influence on today's world, you learn how to evaluate energy and environmental footprints to make environmentally sound decisions and help preserve natural resources. Become more aware of your own energy consumption as you study how much energy is required to manufacture, transport, use and dispose of common products. A new chapter highlights evidence-based analysis and how this systematic approach to sustainability can lead to more reliable decisions. Relevant, everyday examples bring concepts to life, while hands-on problems give you experience in analyzing information, preparing reports and presentations and working within teams. WebAssign digital resources further strengthen your understanding.


1. Introduction to Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.
Basic Human Needs. Energy. Environment. Sustainability. Summary. Problems.
2. Fundamental Dimensions and Systems of Units.
Fundamental Dimensions and Units. Systems of Units. Dimensional Homogeneity and Unit Conversion. Components and Systems. Summary. Problems.
3. Evidence-Based Data Analysis.
Evidence-Based Analysis. Linear Models. Probability and Statistics. Statistics – Basic Ideas. Frequency Distributions. Mean, Median, and Standard Deviation. Normal Distribution. Summary. Problems.
4. Electronic Spreadsheets
Microsoft Excel Basics. Excel Functions. Plotting with Excel. Summary. Problems.
5. Energy and Power.
Energy. Forms of Energy. Difference Between Energy and Power. Energy Content (Heating Values) of Fuels. Summary. Problems.
6. Electricity.
Current, Voltage, and Electric Power – Basic Concepts. Residential Power Distribution and Consumption. Lighting Systems. Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution. Summary. Problems.
7. Thermal Energy: Heat Loss and Gain in Buildings.
Temperature Difference and Heat Transfer – Basic Concepts. Modes of Heat Transfer. Daylighting. Degree Days and Energy Estimation. Summary. Problems.
8. Energy Consumption Rates and Non-Renewable Energy Sources.
World Energy Consumption Rates. United States Energy Consumption Rates. Fossil Fuels. Nuclear Energy. Summary. Problems.
9. Renewable Energy.
Solar Energy. Solar Systems. Wind Energy. Hydro-Energy. Biomass. Summary. Problems.
10. Air and Air Quality Standards.
Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate. Outdoor Air Quality Standards in the United States. Indoor Air Quality Standards in the United States. Global Air Quality Issues. Summary. Problems.
11. Water Resources, Consumption Rates, and Quality Standards.
Water – Basic Concepts. Personal Water Consumption. Water Consumption in Agriculture, Commercial, and Industrial Sectors. Drinking Water Standards in the United States. Global Water Quality Issues. Summary. Problems.
12. Understanding the Materials We Use in Our Daily Lives.
Earth – Our Home. The Phases of Matter and Properties of Materials. Metals. Plastics, Glass, Composites, and Wood. Concrete. Summary. Problems.
13. Municipal and Industrial Waste and Recycling.
Municipal Waste. Industrial Waste. Recycling and Composting. Summary. Problems.
14. Sustainability.
How Does One Define Sustainability? The Earth Chapter. Key Sustainability Concepts, Assessment, and Tools. Apply What You Have Learned – Knowledge is Power. Summary. Problems.

  • Saeed Moaveni

    Dr. Saeed Moaveni is a successful engineer, author and educator. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York and has more than 35 years of experience in practice, teaching and research. Dr. Moaveni has held faculty appointments at several universities, including University of South Carolina, Syracuse University and Minnesota State University, and he has served as a graduate program coordinator, department chair and dean. He is the former dean of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University -- one of the oldest engineering schools in the country (founded in 1819). He has served as a consultant to various companies and universities, and as a reviewer and panelist for the National Science Foundation for more than 25 years. As a well-known educator and researcher, Dr. Moaveni has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Jack Cermak Distinguished Professor Fellowship, the American Society for Engineering Education Outstanding Young Faculty Award, the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women's Advancement in Minnesota State Universities, the International Network for Engineering Education and Research Recognition Award and the Global Citizen Award from Minnesota State University. Dr. Moaveni's various textbooks have been translated into many languages, including traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Farsi and Korean. He has been invited abroad as a visiting scholar at numerous universities, including Kyushu University (Japan), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at National Taiwan University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).

  • NEW CHAPTER (CH. 3) FOCUSES ON EVIDENCE-BASED ANALYSIS. Students learn how -- as good global citizens confronted with complex problems -- it is important to follow a systematic approach. They learn how to sort carefully through the extensive information that is presented and make decisions that are based on sound scientific principles, scientific research, scientific data and mathematical and statistical models.

  • NEW CONTENT EMPHASIZES HOW A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY PRODUCES RELIABLE DECISIONS. This edition's focus on evidence-based analysis clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of this systematic approach and shows how it has been applied in a wide range of topics, including sustainability, in recent years. Students see how this approach, based on scientific principles, scientific research, scientific data, and mathematical and statistical models, leads to more reliable decisions.

  • FOCUS ON COMPREHENSIVE, PROFESSIONAL VOCABULARY ENABLES STUDENTS TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY. This book highlights the importance of developing a complete vocabulary to converse with confidence and persuade others about today’s pressing issues. This edition offers a special features that promotes an understanding of basic terminology by asking students to state the meaning of new words that have been introduced in a section.

  • RELEVANT EXAMPLES ENGAGE READERS. Everyday, interesting examples clearly illustrate key concepts for your students and highlight the significance of the subject matter from scientific, social and personal perspectives.

  • "BEFORE YOU GO ON" SELF-CHECKS ALLOW STUDENTS TO CONFIRM PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING. This helpful self-check feature encourages students to test their comprehension and understanding of the material just discussed by answering questions before they progress to the next section.

  • RESEARCH PROBLEMS EXTEND STUDENT LEARNING BEYOND THE PRINTED BOOK. Intriguing research problems encourage your students to solve problems using the Internet and traditional research methods as they practice to become life-long learners.

  • COMMUNICATION PRACTICE AND PROBLEMS ASSIST STUDENTS IN DEVELOPING CRITICAL SKILLS. These specially crafted practice opportunities emphasize the importance of developing strong written and oral communication skills.

  • TEAMWORK PROBLEMS GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH EFFECTIVE GROUP PARTICIPATION. Students learn how to work effectively as part of small or large groups as they complete a variety of teamwork projects throughout your course.

  • KEY CONCEPTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED AND CLEARLY DEFINED. The author has placed important concepts and definitions in special boxes throughout this edition. The concepts are indexed at the end of each chapter so students can easily return to the definitions for review and study.

  • CHAPTER SUMMARIES EMPHASIZE THE CONCEPTS THAT STUDENTS NEED TO MASTER BEFORE MOVING AHEAD. Each chapter concludes by summarizing what the student should have gained from that chapter. These summaries are designed to help students comprehend and become proficient with the chapter materials.

  • "APPLY WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED" FEATURES HIGHLIGHT PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. This unique feature encourages students to apply what they have learned to an actual interesting problem or typical situation. To emphasize the importance of teamwork and encourage group participation, many of these problems require teamwork.

  • LIFE-LONG LEARNING ICONS EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF KEY INFORMATION. Problems that depict and apply concepts that are critical for life-long learning are clearly denoted by an icon that draws students' attention to their importance.

  • COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE TO LEARNERS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND CAREERS. The author addresses the issues of energy, environment and sustainability using an approach that appeals to today’s general education audience and reinforces the importance of these topics.

  • END-OF-CHAPTER PROBLEMS AND PRACTICE EMPHASIZE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. Carefully developed hands-on problems, projects and critical assessments ensure that students are able to apply and build upon the principles they have learned.

  • CHAPTER OBJECTIVES ARE HIGHLIGHTED AND INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT EACH CHAPTER. Helpful chapter objectives appear at the beginning of each chapter and are revisited throughout each chapters' content. The chapter objectives are also highlighted within the chapter summary.

  • CHAPTER OPENERS SERVE AS DISCUSSION STARTERS. Each chapter begins with a captivating opening vignette that engages the student and prompts meaningful class discussions centered around the chapter's content.

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