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Energy transitions : history, requirements, prospects

Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smil, Vaclav.
Energy transitions.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010
(DLC) 2010002985
(OCoLC)505017554
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaclav Smil
ISBN: 9780313381782 031338178X 0313381771 9780313381775
OCLC Number: 655896754
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 178 p.) : ill.
Contents: Energy systems : their basic properties --
Global transitions : universal patterns --
National transitions : commonalities and particularities --
Coming transitions : expectations and realities.
Responsibility: Vaclav Smil.

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