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A history of energy : Northern Europe from Stone Age to the present day / Bent Sørensen.

By: Sørensen, Bent, 1941-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York : Earthscan, 2012Description: x, 540 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781849713849 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1849713847 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9781849713856 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1849713855 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780203136744 (ebook); 0203136748 (ebook).Subject(s): Power resources -- Social aspects -- Europe, Northern -- History | Power resources -- Denmark -- History | Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Europe, Northern -- History | Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Denmark -- History | Human ecology -- Europe, Northern -- History | Human ecology -- Denmark -- History | Europe, Northern -- History | Denmark -- History | Europe, Northern -- Environmental conditionsDDC classification:
Contents:
Introduction: Climate background and Eem visitors -- Weichselian stone age : Coping with the cold North -- Late stone age : More settlements and transitions -- Agriculture, trade, and metals -- Migration and exploration by land and sea -- Medieval society : Church building and a little dissent -- Renaissance : The missed opportunities -- Aftermath : Ecological disasters and counter-measures -- Industrialisation and infrastructure development -- Electricity : wind or coal? -- Oil, nuclear (no thanks!) and natural gas -- Conflicting directions : Renewable energy and decentralisation in a world of globalisation and growing consumption.
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Science & Technology Studies Collection 620.9:93 SORENSEN (Browse shelf) Available 2402441539

"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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