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Oil pricing and the challenge of an Arab oil trans-nationalism: Abdallah al-Tariqi and Arab oil globalization
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Indoor climate gained attention in Switzerland in the late 19th century as a means to preserve human health.
What a housewife should know: popularising electric devices in the Barcelona of the nineteen-thirties
In the advanced countries, the electrification of houses was one step further in the wave of modernization resulting from the sudden arrival of electricity in all areas of daily life at the beginning of the 1930s.
Lost in transition. The world’s energy past, present and future at the 1981 United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy
After four years of preparations, in the summer of 1981 Nairobi hosted the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy.
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Antoine Missemer, Les économistes et la fin des énergies fossiles (1865-1931) [Economists and the End of Fossil Fuels] (Paris : Garnier, 2017)