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Currents of the Universal Being free pdf Energy scholar Vaclav Smil wrote in 2003, "Tug at any human use of energy and you will find its effects cascading throughout society." Too often public discussions of energy-related issues become gridlocked in debates concerning cost, environmental degradation, and the plausibility (or implausibility) of innovative technologies. But the topic of energy is much broader and deeper than these debates typically reveal. The literature of energy bears this out--and takes the notion further, revealing in vivid stories and images how energy permeates the fundamental nature of existence. Readings in this collection encompass a wide array of topics, from addiction to oil to life "off the grid," from the power of the atom to the power of bicycle technology. Presenting a wide array of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and interviews--ranging from George Eliot's nineteenth-century novel "Mill on the Floss" to Sandra Steingraber's recent writing on the subject of fracking--this first-of-its-kind anthology aims to capture the interest of the general reader as well as to serve as a potential textbook for college-level writing classes or environmental studies classes that aspire to place the technical subject of energy into a broader cultural context.

About Scott Slovic

Scott Slovic is professor of literature and environment and chair of the English department at the University of Idaho. He has published more than two hundred articles in the field of ecocriticism and written, edited, or co-edited twenty-one books. James E. Bishop is teaching assistant professor of liberal arts and international studies at the Colorado School of Mines, where he teaches courses in environmental philosophy, public policy, and engineering ethics. Kyhl Lyndgaard is professor of writing and director of environmental studies at Marlboro College in Vermont. His publications include articles in "Great Plains Quarterly," "Green Praxis

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Author : Scott Slovic
Publisher : Texas Tech University Press
Data Published : 15 June 2015
ISBN : 089672929X
EAN : 9780896729292
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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