9780745335612-0745335616-Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption

Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption

ISBN-13: 9780745335612
ISBN-10: 0745335616
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pirani, Simon
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Pluto Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780745335612
ISBN-10: 0745335616
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pirani, Simon
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Pluto Press
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pirani, Simon wrote Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption comprising 272 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0745335616 and 9780745335612. Since then Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Coal, gas and oil have been capitalism's main fuels since the industrial revolution. And yet, of all the fossil fuels ever consumed, more than half were burned in the last 50 years. Most alarming of all, fossil fuel consumption has grown fastest in the last three decades, since scientists confirmed that it is the main cause of potentially devastating global warming. In Burning Up, Simon Pirani recounts the history of fossil fuels' relentless rise since the mid twentieth century. Dispelling explanations foregrounding Western consumerism, and arguments that population growth is the main problem, Pirani shows how fossil fuels are consumed through technological, social and economic systems, and that these systems must change. This is a major contribution to understanding the greatest crisis of our time.

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