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Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent Age

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In the latter part of the nineteenth century, the citizens of Great Britain faced a formidable challenge: coal resources seemed destined to run out and commentators were unable to foresee a viable alternative fuel. To address the crisis, military strategists were urged to seize control of coal in foreign lands, and companies were encouraged to increase domestic production ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Temple University Press
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Jan
Oct 26, 2010 Jan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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easy and fun read (unexpectedly so)

and recommended for those interested in modern world history; I learned a thing or two

however, Podobnik wants to abstract too much. The actual discussion of the emergence of coal, oil, electricity, natural gas and nuclear power seem good, although I'm not sure complete. The recipees of state intervention, having profit carry a technology forward, taking into account/managing the geopolitical and the domestic social situations are plausible. However, to assume t
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