The nineteenth century: the energy century?

Author/s Grazia Pagnotta
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/73
Language Italian Pages 13 P. 11-23 File size 225 KB
DOI 10.3280/SPC2016-073002
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here

Below, you can see the article first page

If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits

Article preview

FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.

It undergoes a reflection on the nineteenth century as definability energy starting from the fact that in this century have been discovered most of the energy sources that we use today and the relative ways of exploiting them; these energies later in the ‘900 were still in use, and of course it technologies were improved, but in ‘800 it was already almost everything. The ‘900 was definitely the most energy-century, and by the accumulation of the most serious environmental consequences, but as for discoveries of new sources we can refer only to the generation of electricity with photovoltaics and the nuclear reactor. Obviously it does not neglect to mention that the ‘800 was the first century of coal, for reasons of economic history and well-known history of the environment

Grazia Pagnotta, Saggi. L’Ottocento: il secolo dell’energia? in "STORIA E PROBLEMI CONTEMPORANEI" 73/2016, pp 11-23, DOI: 10.3280/SPC2016-073002