• Energy: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Vaclav Smil
  • Narrated by: Dave Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-09-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 3.9 (48 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Energy: it's all around us, and this introductory guide from respected Canadian scientist Vaclav Smil explains how it works. Beginning with a simple definition of the term, and then digging into energy's history and the complex ways it exists in nature and the human body, this audiobook is an easy-to-understand, conceptually rich summary of the multitudinous ways that energy affects our lives. A pleasant, confident narration from Dave Ferguson makes this an easy listen for students, fans of science, and anybody curious about the forces that move us.
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Publisher's Summary

In this user-friendly and informative audiobook, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to this far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both past and present society. Starting with an explanation of the concept, he goes on to cover such exciting topics as the inner workings of the human body and the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels.
Whether you're after insight or dinner-table conversation, Energy will amaze and inform, uncovering the science behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.
©2006 Vaclav Smil (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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By Celina Harp on 05-06-16

Good subject too good voice

The science and organization by the author was well executed. But the speakers voice, the epitome of a game show host, was overdone, repetitive in tone, and distracting.

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By Review name on 04-03-16

Utterly boring book/audio

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book is very boring and does not capture the reader's attention. The author merelt enumerats a million ways of energy, its measurement, and impact and compared the quantum of energy with some day-to-day activity. The book and the content never impressed me. It is neither for the scholars nor for the layman.

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