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.
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