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Sørensen, Bent, 1941-
A history of energy : Northern Europe from [the] Stone Age to the present day / Bent Sørensen
Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York : Earthscan, 2012, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  TJ163.25.E853 S68 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Power resources -- Social aspects -- Europe, Northern -- History
Power resources -- Denmark -- History
Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Europe, Northern -- History
Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Denmark -- History
Human ecology -- Europe, Northern -- History
Human ecology -- Denmark -- History
Subject Europe, Northern -- History
Denmark -- History
Europe, Northern -- Environmental conditions
Denmark -- Environmental conditions
Physical Description x, 540 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm
Note "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: Climate background and Eem visitors -- Weichselian stone age : Coping with the cold North -- Late stone age : More settlements and transitions -- Agriculture, trade, and metals -- Migration and exploration by land and sea -- Medieval society : Church building and a little dissent -- Renaissance : The missed opportunities -- Aftermath : Ecological disasters and counter-measures -- Industrialisation and infrastructure development -- Electricity : wind or coal? -- Oil, nuclear (no thanks!) and natural gas -- Conflicting directions : Renewable energy and decentralisation in a world of globalisation and growing consumption

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