Prime Movers of Globalization The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines
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Publisher: MIT Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
The many books on globalization published over the past few years range from claimsthat the world is flat to an unlikely rehabilitation of Genghis Khan as a pioneer of globalcommerce. Missing from these accounts is a consideration of the technologies behind the creation ofthe globalized economy. What makes it possible for us to move billions of tons of raw materials andmanufactured goods from continent to continent? Why are we able to fly almost anywhere on the planetwithin twenty-four hours? In Prime Movers of Globalization, Vaclav Smil offers ahistory of two key technical developments that have driven globalization: the high-compressionnon-sparking internal combustion engines invented by More...
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