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Energy by Vaclav Smil
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it was amazing

I found this to be a good introduction to the concept of "energy" and the historical changes of how energy is used in society. A large part of the book is dedicated to that history and the biological processes that involve energy. Only a small part considers how we might move away from fossil-fuel based sources of energy and what the future of energy will be.

It's not supposed be in depth in any area so whilst I would have liked more on that topic, there are plenty of other books which can provide in-depth discussions of areas of particular interest surfaced by this book. Indeed, the end of the book has a very nice, short bibliography of further reading specific to each chapter.

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Reading Progress

July 21, 2019 – Started Reading
July 21, 2019 – Shelved
July 28, 2019 – Finished Reading

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