By Bent Sorensen

In this seminal booklet, Bent Sørensen perspectives human society as pushed by way of the hunt for, and keep watch over of, strength. From permitting our prehistoric ancestors to outlive harsh northern ecu winters to newer international strength protection and weather issues, the regulate and potent harnessing of power assets has performed a crucial position in human improvement. utilizing the written and archaeological list 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 targeted stories of northern Europe – and specifically 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 business occasions and present-day debates round the transition to low-carbon kinds of strength offer.

This riveting exam of a nascent box of research presents a brand new standpoint for historians and people wishing to realize a deeper realizing of the historical past to present-day strength debates.

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