The Resource Energy and civilization : a history, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)

Energy and civilization : a history, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)

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Energy and civilization : a history
Title
Energy and civilization
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Vaclav Smil
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Language
eng
Summary
Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows-ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity-for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts-from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Smil, Vaclav
Dewey number
333.7909
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not applicable
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other
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Read by David Colacci
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  • Colacci, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • Power resources
  • Power resources
  • Technology and civilization
  • Energy consumption
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adult
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Energy and civilization : a history, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 10 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469098258
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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12126533
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MWT12126533
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Energy and civilization : a history, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (20hr., 10 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469098258
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12126533
Publisher number
MWT12126533
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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