Monthly Archives: October 2009

Energy in World and The Age of Stupid

Sometimes a book is beautiful in the simplicity, coherence, and utter obviousness of the central tenet. Vaclav Smil’s Energy in World History is one such book. It is a world history written by following how humans use energy from simple … Continue reading

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Reading Break!

It is a 3 book kind of day.  This requires copious amounts of Silvertip Earl Grey tea, breaks only between books, and loud music.  I found this on my break between book 1 and book 2.  I should probably get … Continue reading

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What do Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US have in common? Ecological Imperialism!

After a couple months of picking and choosing readings from all over the environmental history reading list it came time to sit down and concentrate on one section. The lucky section? Ecological Imperialism because its shorts (2 books, 2 articles), … Continue reading

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The fine art of gutting…a book

One of first classes I went to as a graduate student was a Canadian historiography course. After the requisite introductions and review of the syllabus, course expectations, etc., the professor looked at us as explained he was going to teach … Continue reading

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