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Children of the Sun : History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy - 06 edition

Children of the Sun : History of Humanity`s Unappeasable Appetite for Energy (ISBN10: 0393059359; ISBN13: 9780393059359)
ISBN13: 978-0393059359
ISBN10: 0393059359

Summary: A master historian's spirited survey of humanity's strategies for tapping sun energy, past and future.

WE DON'T OFTEN RECOGNIZE the humble activity of cooking for the revolutionary cultural adaptation that it is. But when the hearth fires started burning in the Paleolithic, humankind broadened the exploitation of food and initiated an avalanche of change. And we don't often associate cooking with drilling for oil, but both are innovations that allow us to tap
the sun energy accumulated in organic matter.
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Summary: A master historian's spirited survey of humanity's strategies for tapping sun energy, past and future.

WE DON'T OFTEN RECOGNIZE the humble activity of cooking for the revolutionary cultural adaptation that it is. But when the hearth fires started burning in the Paleolithic, humankind broadened the exploitation of food and initiated an avalanche of change. And we don't often associate cooking with drilling for oil, but both are innovations that allow us to tap the sun energy accumulated in organic matter. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Year Published: 2006
International: No



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