(No ratings yet)

ISBN-10 1501105353
ISBN-13 1501105353
Publication Date 2018-05-29 00:00:00

This book has been found by 1 other people

Related Textbooks

Energy: A Human History

Richard Rhodes

Vendor Price Binding
Amazon $10.40 * Hardcover
Amazon $18.00 * Paperback
Amazon $13.85 * Paperback
Valore $8.79 *
Valore $8.81 *
Valore $8.81 *
Valore $10.36 * Paperback
Valore $15.41 *
Valore $21.72 *
Valore $22.68 *
Valore $23.54 *
Valore $26.40 *
Valore $30.70 *
Valore $96.83 *
Better World Books $0.00 *
Vendor Price Quality
Amazon $5.98 *
Amazon $7.38 *
Valore $5.96 * Very Good
Valore $6.96 * Very Good
Valore $10.49 * Like New
Valore $10.67 * Like New
Valore $11.62 * Acceptable
Valore $11.87 * Like New
Valore $12.21 * Good
Valore $39.38 * Good
Better World Books $0.00 *
Vendor Type
Amazon Audible Audiobook
Amazon Audio CD
Amazon Kindle Edition
Amazon Audio CD

We are sorry... There are no links to used copies of this book.

We are sorry... There are no links to used copies of this book.

This book is primarily used in: (0 votes)

Nobody else has voted, be the first!

Product Description

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.

People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Ultimately, the history of these challenges tells the story of humanity itself.

Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford.

In Energy, Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalized on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100.

Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. In Rhodes’s singular style, Energy details how this knowledge of our history can inform our way tomorrow.

Amazon Reviews