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Energy and CivilizationA History

Energy and Civilization: A History

Vaclav Smil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

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 ... More

Living Well Now and in the FutureWhy Sustainability Matters

Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to sustainability that does not simply synthesize diverse ideas about sustainability from a variety of fields, but is systematic, probing, and above ... More

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