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Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization
By Vaclav Smil : BIO, Books by Vaclav Smil
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In this highly original book, ecologist Vaclav Smil presents a comprehensive and integrated survey of all the forms of energy that shape our world, from the sun to the human body, from bread to microchips. Written in a scientifically sophisticated yet accessible style, Energies consists of eighty-two short essays organized under six headings: Sun and Earth, Plants and Animals, People and Food, Preindustrial Societies, Fossil-Fueled Civilization, and Transportation and Information. Each essay explains the science of the energy form as well as its implications for the functioning of the universe, life, or human society.
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Issue: Energy and Environment
Publisher: The MIT Press, Reprint edition
Publish Date: 28 Feb 2020
Number of Pages: 228
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