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, mild and mobility on the flick of a swap, whereas silicon permits us to speak around the globe in an instant.Yet our use of the Earth's mineral assets isn't constantly for the advantage of humankind—our courting with the weather is one in every of nice ambivalence. Uranium is either efficient (nuclear energy) and damaging (nuclear bombs); iron is the bloody weapon of warfare, but in addition the commercial device of peace; our hope for attractive gold is the basis of worldwide alternate, yet has additionally resulted in the dying of thousands. John Browne, CEO of BP for twelve years, vividly describes how seven parts are shaping the area round us, for larger and for worse.Combining heritage, technological know-how and politics, Seven components takes you on a present-day event of human ardour, ingenuity and discovery. This trip is much from over: We proceed to discover remarkable new makes use of for those seven components. become aware of how titanium pervades smooth shopper society, how traditional gasoline is reworking the worldwide power area, and the way an leading edge new kind of carbon should be beginning a know-how revolution.

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