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

By Bent Sorensen

In this seminal publication, Bent Sørensen perspectives human society as pushed by way of the hunt for, and keep an eye on of, strength. From permitting our prehistoric ancestors to outlive harsh northern eu winters to more moderen international strength safety and weather matters, the regulate and potent harnessing of strength assets has performed a primary function in human improvement. utilizing the written and archaeological checklist and, from previous instances, inferring the strength wishes of people via modeling of climatological stipulations and different oblique parameters, Sørensen unwraps this formerly little-explored box.

Based on distinct reports of northern Europe – and particularly the case of Denmark – the point of interest strikes from the stone age, during the improvement of agriculture and alternate, migration and exploration, medieval society and the renaissance, into commercial occasions and present-day debates round the transition to low-carbon sorts of strength provide.

This riveting exam of a nascent box of analysis offers a brand new viewpoint for historians and people wishing to achieve a deeper figuring out of the heritage to present-day power debates.

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