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The Resource Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming, Andreas Malm

Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming, Andreas Malm

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Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming
Title
Fossil capital
Title remainder
the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming
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Andreas Malm
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eng
Summary
"How capitalism first promoted fossil fuels with the rise of steam power The more we debate about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we continue to burn. How did we get caught up in this mess? In this masterful new history, Malm claims that it all began in Britain with the rise of steam power. So why did manufacturers turn from traditional fuels, notably water, to steam? Overturning established theories of the transition and offering a radically new view of our warming world, this study shows how steam was adopted as a superior source of power. Two centuries later, the inheritors of that power continue to profit from "business as usual, " as the world heads toward irreversible catastrophe. Malm examines the history of resistance to fossil fuels and surveys the obstacles to the transition to renewable energy so urgently needed today. Then as now, energy choices are determined in struggles over power"--
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1977-
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Malm, Andreas
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Industries
  • Industrial revolution
  • Steam-engines
  • Fossil fuels
  • Energy policy
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
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Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming, Andreas Malm
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1780288x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9781784781323
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029672703
Label
Fossil capital : the rise of steam-power and the roots of global warming, Andreas Malm
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1780288x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9781784781323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1029672703

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