Energy In World History: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Energy In World History

1st Edition

By Vaclav Smil


300 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780367158798
pub: 2020-03-30
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 30th March 2020
Hardback: 9780367008925
pub: 2019-04-18

FREE Standard Shipping!


This book offers a comprehensive look at the role of energy in world history, ranging from human muscle-power in foraging societies and animal-power in traditional farming to preindustrial hydraulic techniques and modern fossil-fueled civilization.

Table of Contents

1. Energy and Society 2. Energy in Prehistory 3. Traditional Agriculture 4. Preindustrial Prime Movers and Fuels 5. Fossil-Fueled Civilization 6. Energy in World History

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General