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Energy in World History

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By: V Smil

350 pages, 100 illus

Westview Press

Paperback | Oct 1994 | #35155 | ISBN: 0813319021
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35156 | ISBN: 0813319013
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About this book

Provides a comprehensive look at the role of energy in world history, ranging from human muscle power in foraging societies and animal power in traditional farming to pre-industrial hydraulic techniques and modern fossil-fueled civilization.


Contents

Energy and Society; Energy in Prehistory; Traditional Agriculture; Preindustrial Prime Movers and Fuels; Fossil-Fueled Civilization; Energy in World History.

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