EVPP 111 Lecture- Learning Guide 4-2

EVPP 111 Lecture- Learning Guide 4-2 - E VPP 111 Lecture...

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EVPP 111 Lecture Spring 2011 Energy: Patterns of Consumption What "fuel" represented early civilization's first use of energy in a form other than food? First use other than food was the controlled use of fire through burning wood. What were some of the issues associated with the increased use of wood as an energy source? - Use quickly outstripped wood production - Wood had to be imported - Or alternative sources had to be sought Which source of energy replaced wood when wood supplies declined in Europe and North America? - Coal was available and used as an alternative source, by 1880 coal had replaced wood What are fossil fuels? How, in general, are fossil fuels formed? - Remains of plants, animals, and microorganisms that lived millions of years ago - Formed through the decay and pressure of the earths mass on top of the decaying materials Which fossil fuel was the first to be extensively used, starting around the beginning of the industrial revolution? Coal What was the Industrial Revolution? When & where did it begin? Major cultural change that involved invention of machines that replaced human & animal labor in manufacturing & transporting goods, central to this transformation was the steam engine. Started in England in the early 18
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course EVPP 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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