Preface and Acknowledgements to the Fourth Edition

Ronald DiPippo, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

What’s New in the Fourth Edition?

It has been ten years since the publication of the first edition of this book. Over that time, growth in geothermal power has been steady, but not spectacular. Several countries including Turkey, Indonesia, and New Zealand have seen rapid expansion of their geothermal portfolios. Others with long histories of geothermal exploitation such as the United States, Italy, and Iceland continue to advance by updating existing plants with more modern and efficient equipment and exploring for and discovering new sites which then become home to new power plants.

This edition represents a major revision from the third edition. Several ...

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