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Energy in World History

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By: V Smil
350 pages, 100 illus
Publisher: Westview Press
Energy in World History
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  • Energy in World History ISBN: 9780813319025 Paperback Oct 1994 Out of Print #35155
  • Energy in World History ISBN: 9780813319018 Hardback Dec 1994 Out of Print #35156
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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.

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

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Out of Print
By: V Smil
350 pages, 100 illus
Publisher: Westview Press
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