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By Bent Sorensen

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

Based on certain experiences of northern Europe – and particularly the case of Denmark – the focal point strikes from the stone age, during the improvement of agriculture and exchange, migration and exploration, medieval society and the renaissance, into commercial occasions and present-day debates round the transition to low-carbon varieties of power provide.

This riveting exam of a nascent box of analysis offers a brand new viewpoint for historians and people wishing to realize a deeper knowing of the historical past to present-day strength debates.

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