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dc.contributor.authorPirani, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-17 03:00:34
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:55:14Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:55:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-20
dc.identifier1004144
dc.identifierOCN: 1100490577en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25937
dc.description.abstractCoal, 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCN Environmental economics
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherEnvironment
dc.subject.otherEcology
dc.subject.otherFossil Fuels
dc.subject.otherGreen Economics
dc.subject.otherCoal
dc.subject.otherGas
dc.subject.otherOil
dc.subject.otherCapitalism
dc.subject.otherClimate Change
dc.subject.otherConsumerism
dc.titleBurning Up
dc.title.alternativeA Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye7b13f6b-a18c-4c0b-97b8-d1891104b9c4
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781786803122;9781786803139
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.grant.number102237
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2018: HSS Frontlist Books
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9780745335629
oapen.identifier.isbn9781786803122
grantor.number102237
oapen.identifier.ocn1100490577


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