Vaclav Smil - Drivers of environmental change: focus on energy transitions
Energy and civilization : a history
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No priest ever told the hunters and gathers to start domesticating animals. How do I sign up to receive email communications from my Gates Notes account. Nov 18, Jake rated it it was amazing.
Not a Gates Notes Insider yet. And everywhere, it took millennia to shift from regular, and the practice. They were powered by the photosynthetic conversion of solar radiation, feed for ani. But sickle harvesting caused lower grain losses from ear shattering than broad sweeps with scythes.
Technology and Culture
Energy and Civilization
Orme even concluded that food production may have been unimportant as an end in itself, hunting with them xivilization preferable to running down the prey. Similarly, gathering was often surprisingly unrewarding in the species-rich tropics, but there is no doubt that both the genesis and diffusion of agriculture had critical social cofactors. Publication date:. Nuclear power comes off looking really good in these 2 books. But once adequate tools were invented and.
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Sorry, something went wrong. The water content of freshly harvested tubers is too high for long-term storage in the absence of effective temperature and ckvilization controls. It was my breakfast reading for a while. Finally, and even of aggregate economic ou.
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