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Energy Rich, Energy Poor: Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, 1600–1800*

T. C. Smout

in Exploring Environmental History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635139
eISBN:
9780748651375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635139.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that pre-industrial Scotland and Ireland were energy rich, in that they had available to them extremely abundant supplies of usable energy, but that Iceland was energy poor. On ... More


An Atomic-Age Experiment Station

Helen Anne Curry

in Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390086
eISBN:
9780226390116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390116.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1948 the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station jointly agreed to the creation of a novel research institution on the grounds of the Oak Ridge National ... More


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