Seven Elements That Have Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery

Seven Elements That Have Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery

John Browne


With carbon we entry warmth, gentle and mobility on the flick of a swap, whereas silicon allows us to speak around the globe in an instant.Yet our use of the Earth's mineral assets isn't really constantly for the advantage of humankind—our dating with the weather is one in all nice ambivalence. Uranium is either effective (nuclear energy) and harmful (nuclear bombs); iron is the bloody weapon of struggle, but in addition the industrial software of peace; our hope for beautiful gold is the basis of world alternate, yet has additionally resulted in the dying of thousands. John Browne, CEO of BP for twelve years, vividly describes how seven components are shaping the realm round us, for greater and for worse.Combining historical past, technology and politics, Seven components takes you on a present-day experience of human ardour, ingenuity and discovery. This trip is much from over: We proceed to discover incredible new makes use of for those seven components. notice how titanium pervades glossy client society, how average fuel is reworking the worldwide strength quarter, and the way an cutting edge new kind of carbon can be beginning a know-how revolution.

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