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Smaller faster lighter denser cheaper : how innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong, Robert Bryce

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Smaller faster lighter denser cheaper : how innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong
Title
Smaller faster lighter denser cheaper
Title remainder
how innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong
Statement of responsibility
Robert Bryce
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and a myriad of other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa to Panama City and Pittsburgh to Bakersfield, Bryce shows how we have, for centuries, been pushing for Smaller Faster solutions to our problems. From the vacuum tube, mass-produced fertilizer, and the printing press to mobile phones, nanotech, and advanced drill rigs, Bryce breezily demonstrates how cutting-edge companies and breakthrough technologies have created a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. In an entertaining narrative enhanced with sharp graphics and numerous photographs, he shows that the push toward Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is happening in multiple sectors. He profiles innovative individuals and companies, from well-known ones like Ford and Intel to upstarts like Aquion Energy and Khan Academy. And he zeroes in on the energy industry, separating fact from sentiment. Wind and biofuels may be the political darlings of the moment, but Bryce proves that the future belongs to the high-power-density sources that can provide the enormous quantities of energy the world demands. Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper demonstrates that the tools we need to save the planet aren't to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The catastrophists have been wrong since the days of Thomas Malthus. It's time to ignore the fearmongers. It's time to embrace the innovators and businesses all over the world who are making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper because, well, that's what we humans do"--
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1960-
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Bryce, Robert
Dewey number
338/.064
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T173.8
LC item number
.B76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Technological innovations
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics
  • SCIENCE / Nanostructures
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
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Smaller faster lighter denser cheaper : how innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong, Robert Bryce
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-354) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The push for innovation, its consequences, and the degrowth agenda
  • Our attosecond world : how we got here, where we're going, and the companies leading the way
  • The need for cheaper energy
  • Embracing our smaller faster future
Control code
1552296
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9781610392051
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013049381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1552296
  • (Sirsi) 1552296
  • (OCoLC)870529682
Label
Smaller faster lighter denser cheaper : how innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong, Robert Bryce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The push for innovation, its consequences, and the degrowth agenda
  • Our attosecond world : how we got here, where we're going, and the companies leading the way
  • The need for cheaper energy
  • Embracing our smaller faster future
Control code
1552296
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9781610392051
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013049381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1552296
  • (Sirsi) 1552296
  • (OCoLC)870529682

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