Student Comments

Below are comments students had about the Third Edition of Energy in the 21st Century after using it in a college classroom:

  • Easy to understand with clear definitions and explanations.Energy213rdEditionCoverFront.png
  • I really liked how the book is tied in to real world situations.
  • The book was the best book I have read in college as far as organization and explaining the material.
  • The book was clear and to the point. Graphics helped well with explanations.
  • I enjoyed how everything is broken down into sections and gave history sections about each chapter’s ideas.
  • I enjoyed the book and how relevant the information was to everyday life.

Below are student comments about the First and Second Editions of Energy in the 21st Century:

  • It was a good overview of our energy mix and was easy to read. It provided helpful statistics.
  • I liked the nuclear section. I have always wanted to know more about this technology and it gave me a better understanding about how it works.
  • It was comprehensive and seemed to possess all information in a clear and easy to understand format.
  • I liked how clearly everything was written and the charts were easy to follow. Index is really valuable, too.
  • It was very informative and easy to understand for the most part. It allowed me to comprehend how energy is created without a large science background.
  • Points to Ponder allowed me to think critically about certain topics.
  • The format, very organized and easy to read/understand. A lot of pictures help!
  • The variety of energy sources that were covered.
  • Succinct – readable, flows well, almost conversational style.
  • I liked that it discussed all aspects of energy use in the past up to forecasting of energy in years to come and that it gave good info regarding all forms of energy.
  • I enjoyed the “Point to Ponder” sections that were in bold. They related the material to me in a way that made me think.
  • The thing I liked most was the book’s thorough analysis of all the positives and negatives associated with each energy source.
  • It was a good read that included real life examples which really helped you understand the concept of the subject you were reading about.
  • I really appreciated the clarity of the concepts. Each individual attribute of importance was defined and explained. I also like how it was broken into smaller topics based sections. Made it easy to read and learn.
  • The textbook gave me insight and a background to talk intelligently about multiple energy sources.
  • Good charts and graphs throughout book. Easy to navigate, great overview of topics.
  • I enjoyed reading about solar and wind. As soon as I buy a house, I’m adding solar panels and designing my house with passive solar energy.
  • The Points to Ponder were a great place to gather your own thoughts.
  • I really enjoyed the style of writing, the pictures and the diagrams.
  • It was in depth but at a level that made it easy to understand and comprehend.
  • Very practical for those interested in energy. Seeing statistical data really helps get a “bigger picture”.
  • Very thorough and detailed information; relevant.