A Human HistoryBook - 2018
"Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time— wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond. People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Ultimately, the history of these challenges tells the story of humanity itself … Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. In Rhodes's singular style, Energy details how this knowledge of our history can inform our way tomorrow." -- Description provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: 2018
Branch Call Number: 333.79 Rh
Characteristics: xiv, 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm