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Author Smil, Vaclav

Title Energy transitions : history, requirements, prospects / Vaclav Smil

Publ Info Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2010]
 Bryant Main Stacks  TJ808 .S64 2010    AVAILABLE
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Descript ix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-166) and index
Contents Energy systems : their basic properties -- Global transitions : universal patterns -- National transitions : commonalities and particularities -- Coming transitions : expectations and realities
Note Describes the history of modern society's dependence on fossil fuels and the prospects for the transition to a nonfossil world. Vaclav Smil makes it clear that this transition will not be accomplished easily, and that it cannot be accomplished within the timetables established by the Obama administration. --from publisher description
LC subject Renewable energy sources
Power resources
ISBN 9780313381775 (alk. paper)
0313381771 (alk. paper)
9780313381782 (ebook)
031338178X (ebook)