This first edition of Using Solar Energy for Enhanced Oil Recovery is without doubt one of the most complete accounts of the topic, from source to extraction and use. The author first describes the impact of pollution on the atmosphere, including the effects of global warming. For each type of oil extraction method, from thermal and non-thermal methods, there is a technical description of solar energy devices that can be used to convert energy into useful forms. The author explores new types of concentrating solar collectors. The final part of the book looks at the economic and environmental aspects of solar energy, and the difference it can make in developing and developed countries alike. Researchers will find it a useful reference tool. The book will also prove invaluable to consultants and planners working in both the public and private sectors of government and international agencies.