Table of contents for Wind and water / John Tabak.

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Contents
Preface											viii
Acknowledgments										xii
Introduction											xiii
Part 1: Hydroelectric Power								1
1. Waterpower: A Brief History
Designs from Antiquity
The Industrial Revolution and Michael Faraday
Creating Electricity Demand and Supply
Niagara Falls
2. Theory and Practice
Turbine Design
The Water Supply
Pumped Storage
Base Load versus Peak Load
3. Costs and Policies
The Costs of Hydropower
Global Warming
More about Environmental Costs
Methane Emissions and Hydropower
The Future of Hydropower
Part 2: Electricity from the Oceans
4. Wave Power
Sea Snakes
Blow Holes
The Archimedes Wave Swing
5. Tidal Power
The French and Canadian Projects
Turbines without Dams
6. Heat Engines
The Theory of Heat Engines
Practical Applications
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Tests
7. The Role of Government in Promoting New Technologies
Wind Energy Policy in the United States
An Interview with Dr. Stan Bull: Establishing and Maintaining Research Programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wind Energy Policy in Denmark
Wind Energy Policy in Germany
Part 3: Wind Power
8. Wind Power: A Brief History
Windmills
Wind Turbines
The Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area
9. The Nature of Wind Power
How Much Energy Is in the Wind?
Estimating Capacity
Storing the Wind
Wind Power, Topography, and the Environment
10. Wind Energy: Economic and Public Policy Considerations
The Costs of Wind Power
The Role of Economic Class
The Future of Wind Power
Conclusion
Chronology
List of Acronyms
Glossary
Further Resources
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Renewable energy sources.