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Sources of Power free pdf Karl Marx wrote of man as economically motivated, and history, therefore, as economically determined. Other philosophers and theoreticians have had theories about other forces as determining factors in the play of the ages. Recent developments put energy squarely at the center of the global stage - where it may have stood from the very beginning. The innovative theory articulated in "Sources of Power: How Energy Forges Human History" parses history into four ages: the foraging, agriculture, coal, and oil ages, each defined by the dominant source of power. Manfred Weissenbacher tests this sweeping theory against the panorama of world history, combining formidable powers of synthesis with a specialist's deep understanding of energy systems and technologies. After proving the operation of his law through history and into the present, Weissenbacher applies it to global geopolitical trends. He assesses the prospects of the various candidate technologies to succeed oil and charts future scenarios based on the distribution of energy reserves. Finally, he forecasts the fates of the American and Chinese empires in the twilight of the oil age: the United States as a mature superpower forced to deploy military might to occupy oilfields in the Middle East- China as an emerging superpower forced to deploy economic might to muscle in on the development of Third World oilfields. This title features 90 illustrations and 20 tables.

About Manfred Weissenbacher

Manfred Weissenbacher is associate professor of political science at the Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark, and an energy solutions analyst at the Danish Technological Institute.

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Author : Manfred Weissenbacher
Publisher : Praeger Publishers Inc
Data Published : 01 October 2009
ISBN : 0313356262
EAN : 9780313356261
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 920 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Karl Marx wrote of man as economically motivated, and history, therefore, as economically determined. Other philosophers and theoreticians have had theories about other forces as determining factors