Energy: A Beginner's Guide

Energy: A Beginner's Guide

by Vaclav Smil
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Energy: A Beginner's Guide by Vaclav Smil

With his famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein showed us that all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere; it is everything. In this engaging introduction, renowned author and scientist Vaclav Smil covers a wide range of topics, from the inner workings of the human body to the race for more efficient and eco-friendly fuels. Shedding light on the science behind global warming and efforts to prevent it, and how our daily decisions affect energy consumption, this book highlights the importance of energy in both past and present societies. Whether you're after insight or dinner table conversation, Energy: A Beginner's Guide will amaze and inform, uncovering the science behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786071330
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Series: Beginner's Guides Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 473,792
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written more than 30 books and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. In 2010 he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.

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