Provides a comprehensive study of the basic elements of energy, power, and transportation and how they affect the world we live in. This textbook covers the resources, processes, and systems used in these industries. For maximum teaching and learning flexibility, chapter objectives are divided into Basic Concepts, Intermediate Concepts, and Advanced Concepts. Activities are provided at the end of each chapter to help the student apply the concepts covered in that chapter. Technology Links and Curricular Connections in each chapter help broaden student knowledge of technology and connect chapter content with concepts in math, science, and social studies.