Macro-Engineering: A Challenge for the Future by V. BadescuMacro-Engineering: A Challenge for the Future by V. Badescu

Macro-Engineering: A Challenge for the Future

byV. BadescuEditorR.B. Cathcart, R.D. Schuiling

Hardcover | October 12, 2006

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Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. The primary goals of some Earth-based macroprojects described in this book are power production, land reclamation, food production, climate change, environment, water, transport and coastal protection. Other Earth or space projects considered here have a more futuristic ring, but our present-day technical skill makes their realization possible. Earth-based macroprojects usually combine different aspects and aims. They have a major impact on the ecology of a region and the inhabitant's means of living (like tourism, fishing, shipping). Its effects may be felt worldwide, like the rise in global sea level after the damming and evaporation of large ocean gulfs for power production, or the change in climate following the regional reduction of solar insolation.

CONTENTSChapter 1GEO-ENGINEERING AND ENERGY PRODUCTION IN THE 21st CENTURYRichard Brook Cathcart and Viorel BadescuChapter 2MINERAL SEQUESTRATION OF CO2 AND RECOVERY OF THE HEAT OFREACTIONRoelof Dirk SchuilingChapter 3LARGE-SCALE CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER (CSP) TECHNOLOGYE.H. du Marchie van VoorthuysenChapter 4WIND PARKS, MARICULTURE, ...
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Title:Macro-Engineering: A Challenge for the FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:October 12, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402037392

ISBN - 13:9781402037399

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Dedication Contributing Authors Preface Foreword Acknowledgments Geo-Engineering and Energy Production in the 21st Century / Richard Brook Cathcart and Viorel Badescu Mineral Sequestration Of Co2 And Recovery Of The Heat Of Reaction / Roelof Dirk Schuiling Large-Scale Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technology / Evert H. du Marchie van Voorthuysen Wind Parks, Mariculture, Nutrients from Organic Waste Streams, CO2 Sequestration: A Fruitful Combination? / Roelof D. Schuiling and Gerrit Oudakker A Macro-Project to Reduce Hurricane Intensity and Slow Global Sea Level Rise / Richard LaRosa Mitigation of Anthropogenic Climate Change via a Macro-Engineering Scheme: Climate Modeling Results / Govindasamy Bala and Ken Caldeira A Dual Use for Space Solar Power / Ross N. Hoffman, John M. Henderson, George Modica, S. Mark Leidner, Christopher Grassotti and Thomas Nehrkorn Space Towers / Alexander A. Bolonkin Extreme Climate Control Membrane Structures / Richard B. Cathcart and Milan M. Cirkovic Cable Anti-Gravitator, Electrostatic Levitation and Artificial Gravity / Alexander A. Bolonkin Planetary Macro-Engineering Using Orbiting Solar Reflectors / Colin R McInnes Stellar Engines and the Controlled Movement of the Sun / Viorel Badescu and Richard B. Cathcart Macro-Engineering in the Galactic Context / Milan M. Cirkovic Index