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Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization

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A lively and accessible survey of all the forms of energy that shape our world, from the sun to the human body, from bread to microchips.

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  • Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization (MIT Press (MA)) – Hardcover (1998)
    by Vaclav Smil

    Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization

    Hardcover, MIT Press (MA)
    1998
    English
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    228 pages

    ISBN: 0262194104
    ISBN-13: 9780262194105

    Energy is the only universal currency. One of its many forms must be transformed into another in order for stars to shine, planets to rotate, living things to grow, and civilizations to evolve. Recognition of this universality was one of the great achievements of nineteenth-century science, yet even today there is little literature that tries to view the world broadly through the prism of energy.In this highly original book, ecologist Vaclav Smil takes the principle of universality seriously, presenting a comprehensive and ... Show more

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