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Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

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  • Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines (MIT Press (MA)) – Hardcover (2010)
    by Vaclav Smil

    Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines

    Hardcover, MIT Press (MA)
    2010
    English
    261 pages

    ISBN: 0262014432
    ISBN-13: 9780262014434

    The many books on globalization published over the past few years range from claims that the world is flat to an unlikely rehabilitation of Genghis Khan as a pioneer of global commerce. Missing from these accounts is a consideration of the technologies behind the creation of the globalized economy. What makes it possible for us to move billions of tons of raw materials and manufactured goods from continent to continent? Why are we able to fly almost anywhere on the planet within twenty-four hours? In Prime Movers of ... Show more

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