From Wood to Wind: Richard Rhodes on How Energy Shapes Human History

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes' ambitious new book, "Energy," traces five centuries of energy consumption, explaining how the rise and fall of power sources has driven the course of human history. We'll talk with Rhodes about the book and what he predicts will be the "largest energy transition in history" as humans pivot to renewables in the face of global warming.

Richard Rhodes, author, "Energy: A Human History"; won the Pulitzer Prize for "The Making of the Atomic Bomb"