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Growth by Vaclav Smil

Growth

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Growth by Vaclav Smil
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Dec 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780262539685

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Praise

“Vaclav Smil does for the history of energy what Thomas Piketty did for the history of inequality. And his findings are just as uncomfortable.” – Rutger Bregman, historian and author of Utopia for Realists (2017) and Humankind (2020)

Table Of Contents

Preface
1 TRAJECTORIES or common patterns of growth
2 NATURE or growth of living matter
3 ENERGIES or growth of primary and secondary converters
4 ARTIFACTS or growth of man-made objects and their performances
5 POPULATIONS, SOCIETIES, ECONOMIES or growth of the most complex assemblies
6 WHAT COMES AFTER GROWTH or demise and continuity
CODA
References
Index

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