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Energy and Civilization: A History
The MIT Press (2017)
US$19.99

A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural...

China's Past, China's Future
US$69.95

China has a population of 1.3 billion people which puts strain on her natural resources. This...

Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

Energy Myths and Realities

Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

AEI Press (2010)
US$39.50

There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the...

Global Ecology: Environmental Change and Social Flexibility

Global Ecology

Environmental Change and Social Flexibility

US$82.95

The magnitude and rapidity of global environmental change threatens the perpetuation of life on...

Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects: History, Requirements, Prospects
ABC-CLIO (2010)
US$64.00

Energy transitions are fundamental processes behind the evolution of human societies: they both...

Natural Gas: Fuel for the 21st Century

Natural Gas

Fuel for the 21st Century

Wiley (2015)
US$35.96

Natural gas is the world’s cleanest fossil fuel; it generates less air pollution and releases less...

Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization

Making the Modern World

Materials and Dematerialization

Wiley (2013)
US$40.50

How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative...

Should We Eat Meat?: Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory

Should We Eat Meat?

Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory

Wiley (2013)
US$39.56

Meat eating is often a contentious subject, whether considering the technical, ethical,...

China's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development
US$50.95

In 1982, Vaclav Smil turned upside down traditional perceptions of China as a green paradise in "The...

The Bad Earth: Environmental Degradation in China

The Bad Earth

Environmental Degradation in China

US$44.95

As China strives to significantly increase its economic output, the nation faces an acute...