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Energy and civilization : a history —Smil, Vaclav, author.

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 cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on ...

Energy : a beginner's guide —Smil, Vaclav, author.

Sheds light on the science behind global warming and the efforts to prevent it, and explains how our daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're looking for dinner table conversation or to further your own ...

Grand transitions : how the modern world was made —Smil, Vaclav, author.

"The modern world was created through the combination and complex interactions of five grand transitions. First, the demographic transition changed the total numbers, dynamics, structure, and residential pattern of popul...

Energy and civilization A history. —Smil, Vaclav.

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...