Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World first traces the history of mankind's discovery and use of energy.
It then reviews contemporary issues such as global warming, environmental deterioration, depletion of carbon energy sources, and energy disputes.
Next, it evaluates technical innovations, system change, and international cooperation.
Then, it tackles how civilization will evolve in light of meeting future energy needs, how Smart Energy will meet these needs, and defines the global mission.
It ends with a summary of China's vision of a Smart Energy future.
This is required reading for everyone concerned about energy, environment, economy, human survival, and development.