You are cordially invited to a book lecture with
Pulitzer Prize-winning author
for his book
ENERGY: A Human History
Wednesday, November 28th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
This event is apart of the Global Impact Discussion Series by Founder and Moderator Patricia Schouker, IWP Alumni
About the Book: ENERGY: A Human History is a rich look at energy transitions over time, with a thorough examination of the current challenges presented by global warming, a surging world population, and renewable energy. As the author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and numerous other books, Richard Rhodes is well-equipped to write this epic history of transformation, from wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond, ripe with human stories. Through more than four centuries of progress, Rhodes invokes a cast of well-known characters – Queen Elizabeth I, James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, George Westinghouse, Enrico Fermi, Rachel Carson – as well as introducing little-known figures who revolutionized the field. Though a work of history, ENERGY could not be timelier. The issues we face today are informed by the past – each invention and discovery brought new challenges, and through continuing adaptions, we arrive at the present. In ENERGY, Rhodes confronts global warming and the dangerous gap between renewables’ limited market penetration and the urgency of the threat.
About the Author: Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Appearing as host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series, he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard, MIT and Stanford.
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