Fuel: An Ecocritical History (Environmental Cultures) (Paperback)

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Fuel: An Ecocritical History is the first book to chart our changing attitudes to fuel and energy through the literature and culture of the modern era, focusing on the 18th-century to the present. Reading a wide range of writers from Blake, Austen and Dickens to Upton Sinclair and Edward Abbey, Heidi Scott explores how our move from a pre-industrial reliance on biomass and elemental energy sources to our current dependence on the fossil fuels of coal, oil and natural gas have fundamentally shaped human identity and culture. The book's Anthropocene perspective reshapes our view of energy history and climate change, and Fuel looks forward to ways in which we can reimagine our culture away from the fossil fuel paradigm towards a more sustainable energy future driven by renewable, elemental energy.

About the Author

Heidi C. M. Scott is Lecturer in English at the University of Maryland, USA. She is the author of Chaos and Cosmos: Literary Origins of Modern Ecology in the British Nineteenth Century (2014).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350146907
ISBN-10: 1350146900
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2020
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Environmental Cultures