Energy

ISBN-10: 1851684522

ISBN-13: 9781851684526

Edition: 2006

Authors: Vaclav Smil
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Description: In this user-friendly and informative book, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to this far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both past and present society. Starting with an explanation of the concept, he goes on to cover such exciting topics as the inner workings of the human body, and the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels. Whether you're after insight or dinner table conversation, Energy: A Beginner's Guide will amaze and inform, uncovering the science behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has served as a consultant on energy and the economy for a wide range of organizations and institutions, including the U.S. Department of Energy, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Industrial Development Program (UNIDO), and numerous non-governmental organizations. He is author of Back to Full Employment (MIT Press), also in the Boston Review series, and Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Austerity.Vaclav Smil is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of more than thirty books, including <I>Harvesting the Biosphere: What We Have Taken from Nature</I> and, most recently, <I>Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing,</I> both published by the MIT Press. In 2010 he was named by <I>Foreign Policy</I> as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In 2013 Bill Gates wrote on his website that "there is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."

Energy in our minds : concepts and measures
Energy in the biosphere : how nature works
Energy in human history : muscles, tools, and machines
Energy in the modern world : fossil-fueled civilization
Energy in everyday life : from eating to emailing
Energy in the future : trends and unknowns
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