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- The Story of Energy
- Gesprochen von: L. J. Ganser
- Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 8 Min.
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A global tour of energy - the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat.
Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip, the story of how societies rise can be told largely as the story of how they manage energy sources through time. In 2019, as we face down growing demand for and accumulating environmental impacts from energy, we are at a crossroads and the stakes are high. But history shows us that energy's great value is that it allows societies to reinvent themselves.
Power Trip explores how energy has transformed societies of the past and offers wisdom for today's looming energy crisis. There is no magic bullet; energy advances always come with costs. Scientific innovation needs public support. Energy initiatives need to be tailored to individual societies. We must look for long-term solutions. Our current energy crisis is real, but it is solvable. We have the power.
Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title
"Energy is central to everything we care about in society. But it's also hard to understand. With this book, Webber has done a service by explaining energy in a way that is easy to understand and fun to read." (Ernie Moniz, former US secretary of energy)
"From creating wealth to starting wars, energy permeates our lives. Webber gives us a sense of just how inseparable energy has been to our past, and will be in our future." (Martin Doyle, professor in the environmental sciences at Duke University)
"To all of us concerned about new energy shocks and still hopeful of creating a better energy future - this book explains why the stakes of energy transition are higher than ever. It's a really good read and highlights how access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is essential in everything we do as citizens, consumers, communities and whole societies." (Angela Wilkinson, senior director of Scenarios and Business Insights for the World Energy Council)