A History of Energy: Northern Europe from the Stone Age to by Bent Sorensen PDF

By Bent Sorensen

In this seminal booklet, Bent Sørensen perspectives human society as pushed by means of the search for, and keep an eye on of, strength. From permitting our prehistoric ancestors to outlive harsh northern eu winters to newer worldwide power safety and weather issues, the keep watch over and powerful harnessing of strength assets has performed a principal function in human improvement. utilizing the written and archaeological checklist and, from past occasions, inferring the strength wishes of people via modeling of climatological stipulations and different oblique parameters, Sørensen unwraps this formerly little-explored box.

Based on distinctive reviews of northern Europe – and particularly the case of Denmark – the point of interest strikes from the stone age, throughout the improvement of agriculture and exchange, migration and exploration, medieval society and the renaissance, into commercial instances and present-day debates round the transition to low-carbon types of power offer.

This riveting exam of a nascent box of analysis presents a brand new viewpoint for historians and people wishing to realize a deeper knowing of the history to present-day power debates.

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