The Geographical Society of Saudi Arabia has received an invitation through the International Geographical Union to participate in writing in the Encyclopedia of Energy
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to a new reference work on the role of energy in society to be published by Salem Press in 2012. This comprehensive encyclopedia will be marketed and sold to high-school, college, public, and academic libraries and includes 4 volumes of approximately 600 articles.
From Alaska to China to Brazil and around the world, energy is the fuel of modern civilization. The United States alone, which constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, consumes 24 percent of the world’s energy. Tracing the routes and roots of energy through history, especially since the Industrial Revolution, and explaining the current levels of energy use and production across the globe, this 4-volume encyclopedia will be the definitive reference to essential energy and power information. From “clean coal” to oil to windpower, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the Encyclopedia of Energy is a world round up of energy-related curricular disciplines, including: history, sociology, environmentalism, public policy, science, engineering, and business. Especially targeted toward high-school students, this outstanding reference work is edited to tie into the high-school curriculum, making the content readily accessible as well to patrons of public, academic, and university libraries. Pedagogical elements include a Topic Finder, Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, Appendix, and thorough index. Presented in 4 volumes in an A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of Energy is richly illustrated with photos, charts, and tables, all comprising an unprecedented and unique resource.
We are now making new article assignments with a deadline of April 15, 2011.
Each article ranges from 600 to 3500 words and is signed by the contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is Dr. Morris A. Pierce, University of Rochester, who will review all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.
If you are interested in contributing to the Encyclopedia of Energy, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Moreover, you can help ensure that accurate information and important points of view are credibly presented to students and library patrons. Compensation is an honorarium payment of $25 up to 1000 words; $35 from 1001 to 2500 words; and $45 above 2501 words.
The list of available articles, style guidelines, and sample article are prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise.
If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Encyclopedia of Energy, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background in topics related to energy. Thanks for your time and interest.
Joseph K. Golson