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作者 Malm, Andreas, 1977- author
書名 Fossil capital : the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming / Andreas Malm
出版項 London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2016
國際標準書號 9781784781293 (PB)
9781784781323 (Hb)
1784781290 (PB)
1784781320 (Hb)
9781784781309 (US : ebk.)
9781784781316 (UK : ebk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  HD9502.G72 M35 2016    在架上    30520020816246
 人文社會聯圖  HD9502.G72 M35 2016    到期 08-24-20    30600020093879
說明 488 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-468) and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Industries -- Energy consumption -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Industrial revolution -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain
Steam-engines -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Fossil fuels -- Economic aspects -- History
Energy policy -- Environmental aspects -- History
Global warming -- History
Climatic changes -- History
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