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Power trip : the story of energy

Author
Webber, Michael E., 1971- author.
Title
Power trip : the story of energy / Michael E. Webber.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Basic Books, 2019. ©2019
Description
vii, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Prologue : The story of energy
  • Water
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Wealth
  • Cities
  • Security
  • Epilogue : The future of energy.
Summary
"Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip, the story of how societies rise can be told largely as the story of how they manage energy sources through time. In 2019, as we face down growing demand for and accumulating environmental impacts from energy, we are at a crossroads and the stakes are high. But history shows us that energy's great value is that it allows societies to reinvent themselves. Power Trip explores how energy has transformed societies of the past and offers wisdom for today's looming energy crisis. There no magic bullet; energy advances always come with costs. Scientific innovation needs public support. Energy initiatives need to be tailored to individual societies. We must look for long-term solutions. Our current energy crisis is real, but it is solvable. We have the power"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Power resources. Energy development. Energy consumption. Technology and civilization.
ISBN
9781541644397 hardcover 1541644395 hardcover 9781541644380 electronic book

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
TJ163.2 .W368 2019
Location
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
Floor
10th Floor, East Tower
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Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
TJ163.2 .W368 2019
Location
Stacks
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