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The Resource Energy : a beginner's guide, Vaclav Smil

Energy : a beginner's guide, Vaclav Smil

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Energy : a beginner's guide
Title
Energy
Title remainder
a beginner's guide
Statement of responsibility
Vaclav Smil
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the publisher. In this user-friendly and informative book, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to this far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both past and present society. Starting with an explanation of the concept, he goes on to cover such exciting topics as the inner workings of the human body, and the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels. Whether you're after insight or dinner table conversation, Energy: A Beginner's Guide will amaze and inform, uncovering the science behind one of the most important concepts in our universe
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UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Beginners' guides
Label
Energy : a beginner's guide, Vaclav Smil
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Energy in our minds: concepts and measures -- 2. Energy in the biosphere: how nature works -- 3. Energy in human history: muscles, tools, and machines -- 4. Energy in the modern world: fossil-fueled civilization -- 5. Energy in everyday life: from eating to e-mailing -- 6. Energy in the future: trends and unknowns -- Index
Control code
sky2ocm02384387
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781851684526
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011414681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Energy : a beginner's guide, Vaclav Smil
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Energy in our minds: concepts and measures -- 2. Energy in the biosphere: how nature works -- 3. Energy in human history: muscles, tools, and machines -- 4. Energy in the modern world: fossil-fueled civilization -- 5. Energy in everyday life: from eating to e-mailing -- 6. Energy in the future: trends and unknowns -- Index
Control code
sky2ocm02384387
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781851684526
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011414681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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