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Energy and Civilization

A History (The MIT Press)

by Vaclav Smil

A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization.I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovat...
Publish Date
2018
November 13
Goodreads rating
4.12
ISBN
9780262536165
Tags
historynonfictionscience
Recommendations
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Goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans’ ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years.     source