Energy

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786071347

Category: Science

Page: 240

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With his famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein showed us that all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere; it is everything. In this engaging introduction, renowned author and scientist Vaclav Smil covers a wide range of topics, from the inner workings of the human body to the race for more efficient and eco-friendly fuels. Shedding light on the science behind global warming and efforts to prevent it, and how our daily decisions affect energy consumption, this book highlights the importance of energy in both past and present societies. Whether you're after insight or dinner table conversation, Energy: A Beginner's Guide will amaze and inform, uncovering the science behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.
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Oil

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Smil, Vaclav

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740387

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9025

Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today. Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.
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Oil

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 9781851685714

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 7729

Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.
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The Russian Revolution

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Abraham Ascher

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743882

Category: History

Page: 218

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1917: the year a series of rebellions toppled three centuries of autocratic rule and placed a group of political radicals in charge of a world power. Here, suddenly, was the first modern socialist state, “a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to offer”. But the dream was short-lived, bringing in its wake seventy years of conflict and instability that nearly ended in nuclear war. How could such a revolution take place and what caused it to go so very wrong? Presenting a uniquely long view of events, Abraham Ascher takes readers from the seeds of revolution in the 1880s right through to Stalin’s state terror and the power of the communist legacy in Russia today. Original and shrewd, Ascher’s analysis offers an unparalled introduction to this watershed period in world history
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British Politics

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Richard S. Grayson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741340

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3757

Britain lies at a crossroads. With a financial system on its knees, a dwindling army, and its international influence waning, what is the role of UK in the international sphere? And with the changing priorities of the Obama administration, does “the special relationship” really mean anything? Telling you all you need to know about the first modern democracy, Richard Grayson covers the structure of the British government, the political parties, the power of the media, and where Britain stands internationally. Containing a detailed history of its politics, this is a perfect resource for anyone interested in America’s closest ally. Dr Richard Grayson is Head of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Ethics

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Peter Cave

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074577X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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From Confucianism to Kant’s categorical imperative, from the Ancient Greeks to Amnesty International, This essential volume presents ethics through a fascinating global historical lens and relates it to everyday life and 21st-century politics. Peter Cave traces the development of this key branch of philosophy up to the present day, introducing readers to all the main schools of thought. With his characteristic wit and clarity, Cave takes on good and evil, power and politics, and liberalism and relativism, and handily guides us around some of the most common potholes in ethical reasoning. Applying theory to contemporary concepts like corporate social responsibility and bioethical issues such as so-called designer babies, this is an indispensable primer on the subject.
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Democracy

A Beginner's Guide

Author: David Beetham

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741480

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 564

As the U.S. strives to establish democracy in Iraq and contemplates its own democratic system in the wake of a series of controversial presidential elections, David Beetham offers new insights into democracy. He looks at real examples such as the role of the citizen and how large corporations affect democracy as well as contemplating the future of democracy in the developed and developing worlds.
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Absolute Beginner's Guide to A+ Certification

Author: Mark Edward Soper

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789730626

Category: Computers

Page: 859

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Prepare for the A+ exam with the help of the industry's bestselling PC hardware author of all time. Covering the 2003 update to the 220-221 and 220-222 exams, Soper's book is loaded with informative illustrations, photos and screen captures. The CD-ROM provides study resources, including a PrepLogic test engine, lab exercises, and study notes, plus a pocket study guide in printable PDF format.
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