Sources of Power: How Energy Forges Human History, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - History - 890 pages
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The innovative theory articulated in Sources of Power: How Energy Forges Human History parses history into four ages: the foraging, agriculture, coal, and oil ages, each defined by the dominant source of power. Manfred Weissenbacher tests this sweeping theory against the panorama of world history, combining formidable powers of synthesis with a specialist's deep understanding of energy systems and technologies.

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Contents

VOLUME 2 THE OIL AGE AND BEYOND
iii
EPILOGUE
837
INDEX
875
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Manfred Weissenbacher is an independent energy consultant and teaches at the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Management at Copenhagen Business School.

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