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Creating the 20th Century / Edition 1

Creating the 20th Century / Edition 1

by Vaclav Smil
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ISBN-13: 9780195168747
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/25/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,043,127
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba, and the author of 19 books, including Feeding the World (MIT Press, 2000), Enriching the Earth: Transformation of World Food Production (MIT Press 2001), and Energy at the Crossroads (MIT Press 2003).

Table of Contents

Units and Abbreviationsix
1The Great Inheritance3
2The Age of Electricity33
3Internal Combustion Engines99
4New Materials and New Syntheses153
5Communication and Information199
6A New Civilization259
7Contemporary Perceptions303
Name Index337
Subject Index343

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