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Energy In World History

1st Edition

By Vaclav Smil


320 pages

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Hardback: 9780367008925
pub: 2019-04-18

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Every human activity entails the conversion of energy. Changes in the fundamental sources of energy, and in the use of energy sources, are a basic dimension of the evolution of society. Our appreciation of the significance of these processes is essential to a fuller understanding of world history. Vaclav Smil offers a comprehensive look at the role

Table of Contents

Energy and Society -- Energy in Prehistory -- Traditional Agriculture -- Preindustrial Prime Movers and Fuels -- Fossil-Fueled Civilization -- Energy in World History -- Basic Measures -- Power in History -- Suggested Readings

About the Author

Vaclav Smil teaches at the University of Manitoba. He has written thirteen books, including Energy, Food, Environment: Realities, Myths, Options; General Energetics; and Global Ecology, Environmental Change, and Social Flexibility.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General