Brave new energy world? Or a new shell game? The title of this book is a little misleading since most of the book is about the effect that energy has had on the rise and fall of human societies from hunter-gatherers through agriculturists and the Roman Empire to the ascendency of the United States in the 19th century and into the current world economy. Rifkin sees cheap energy and the high per capita use of it as a prime indicator of a flourishing society. He notes that Rome rose when it was able Brave new energy world? He notes that Rome rose when it was able to commandeer energy sources from conquered lands in the form of tribute and slaves; but when the booty from military conquests began to fall to diminishing returns, Rome itself began to fall.
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Mirko rated it really liked it Apr 22, Showing of 2 reviews. Well, prices shoot jeremg the roof and our oil-based economy falls into a tailspin. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer — no Kindle device required.
Share your thoughts with other customers. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Jul 13, Ouneiba rated it it was amazing. A manifesto for change that glosses over some of the very real limitations of Hydrogen power, largely predicated on Hydrogen generation. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If you can stomach that, then the book will lead you to seek out more books on sustainability. English Choose a language for shopping.
La economia del hidrogeno. Currently, supply neatly advances with demand, keeping the economy in balance. Lists with This Book. Kate rated it liked it Aug 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There were no practical ideas about how to usher in this new era, just some ideas, as light and gassy as hydrogen itself, that hydrogen would bring us to a utopia.
Susan rated it liked it Aug 13, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hydrogen-one of the most abundant substances in the universe-holds the key, Rifkin argues, to a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable world.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nov 12, Rich rated it liked it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Pues eso es lo que nos va a pasar. I credit it for introducing me to that genre of popular science that seeks to explore the possibilities of alternative power. A little bit dated, but Rifkin has some compelling insights. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Get to Know Us. Harvinder rated it liked it Jul 20, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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