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Fires, fuel, and the fate of three billion : portraits of the energy impoverished

Author: Gautam N Yadama
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2014
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Inside small homes and huts throughout the developing world, billions of people burn fires in rudimentary stoves to prepare their meals and heat their homes. Besides providing heat, these stoves also release large amounts of dense black soot, which has a staggeringly negative impact on the health, ecosystems, and advancement of the poor in the developing world. Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion examines the  Read more...
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Yadama, Gautam N.
Fires, fuel, and the fate of three billion
(DLC) 2013017004
(OCoLC)843785301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gautam N Yadama
ISBN: 9780199336685 0199336687
OCLC Number: 864899723
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword / Mark S. Wright, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis --
Prologue --
The energy impoverished : seeking a greater understanding of a complex and wicked problem --
Narrative one: women, wood, and burning --
Patchwork lives in the Satkosia Gorge --
Narrative two: land & living --
The paradox of Kutch --
Narrative three: stalled by tradition --
Energy on the islands of Brahmaputra --
Narrative four: cause & effect --
Feedback loops in andhra pradesh and rajasthan --
Narrative five: searching for agency --
The power of people and communities --
Epilogue --
Endnotes --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Gautam N. Yadama ; photographs by Mark Katzman.

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Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion examines the complex nexus of issues at play in the developing world's use of crude cookstoves - factors such as poverty, energy, environment, and gender  Read more...

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