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Energy And Civilization

Pub Date : 2017-05-12 | Author : Vaclav Smil | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262338318
ISBN 13 : 0262338319

"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 in..


Energy And Civilization

Pub Date : 2017-05-12 | Author : Vaclav Smil | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 0262035774
ISBN 13 : 9780262035774

Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulativ..



General Energetics

Pub Date : 1991-02-08 | Author : Vaclav Smil | Publisher : Wiley-Interscience

ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019627150
ISBN 13 :

Presented here for the first time is a comprehensive, single-volume treatment of all the important aspects of biospheric civilizational energetics. The author uses measurements of ..



Powering The Future

Pub Date : 2011-09-27 | Author : Robert B. Laughlin | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465027941
ISBN 13 : 0465027946

In Powering the Future, Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin transports us two centuries into the future, when we’ve ceased to use carbon from the ground—either because humans hav..


Energy Transitions

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Vaclav Smil | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9780313381775
ISBN 13 : 0313381771

This bold and controversial argument shows why energy transitions are inherently complex and prolonged affairs, and how ignoring this fact raises unrealistic expectations that the ..