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The Subterranean Forest free pdf "The Subterrranean Forest" studies the historical transition from the agrarian solar energy regime to the use of fossil energy, which has fuelled the industrial transformation of the last 200 years. The author argues that the analysis of historical energy systems provides an explanation for the basic patterns of different social formations. It is the availability of free energy that defines the framework within which socio-metabolic processes can take place. This thesis explains why the industrial revolution started in Britain, where coal was readily available and firewood already depleted or difficult to transport, whereas Germany, with its huge forests next to rivers, was much later. This landmark text was originally published in German in 1982 and was thoroughly revised and updated for the White Horse Press in 2001.

About Rolf Peter Sieferle

Rolf Peter Sieferle is Professor of History at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland. His other Publications include 'Fortschrittsfeinde?' (1984), 'Die Krise der menschlichen Natur' (1989), 'Bevolkerungswachtum und Naturhaushalt' (1990), 'Die konservative Revolution' (1995), 'Ruckblick auf die Natur' (1997).

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Author : Rolf Peter Sieferle
Publisher : White Horse Press
Data Published : 15 January 2010
ISBN : 1874267537
EAN : 9781874267539
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 242 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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