New book release | Powering Empire

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

"Powering Empire: How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization," by On Barak, past fellow and senior lecturer at Tel Aviv University,  released March 2020. Focusing on the flow of British carbon energy to the Middle East, On Barak excavates the historic nexus between coal and empire to reveal the political and military motives behind what is conventionally seen as a technological innovation. He provocatively recounts the carbon-intensive entanglements of Western and non-Western powers and reveals unfamiliar resources

Read more about the book.