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Preindustrial Prime Movers and Fuels

Vaclav Smil

in Energy and Civilization: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the prime movers and fuels that drove advances in manufacturing techniques, including those in metallurgy, in preindustrial societies. Some of the conversions involving prime ... More


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