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As Einstein pointed out in his famous equation E=MC2, all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and is everything. In this engaging book, the author describes the concept of energy, while exploring a fascinating range of topics including everything from the inner workings of the human body to the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fossil fuels.
David G. Victor - Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University"Smil's 'Energy' is rich in thoughtful insights and written in sparkling prose, this little book offers a sweeping survey of the many ways that energy moves our economy and ecology."Sir Crispin Tickell - Former Chairman of both the Board of the Climate Institute of Washington DC and the International Institute for Environment"This admirably clear and comprehensive guide shows how we us and misuse energy, and the prospects, as ever more if us devour the Earth's diminishing capital of fossil fuels."
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