Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished by Gautam N. Yadama

Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished

byGautam N. Yadama

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

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Inside small homes and huts throughout the developing world, billions of people burn fires in rudimentary stoves to prepare their meals and heat their homes. Besides providing heat, these stoves also release large amounts of dense black soot, which has a staggeringly negative impact on thehealth, ecosystems, and advancement of the poor in the developing world. Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion examines the complex nexus of issues at play in the developing world's use of crude cookstoves - factors such as poverty, energy, environment, and gender inequality. Melding succinct prose, scientific synthesis, and unforgettable images of communities in ruralIndia, this multidisciplinary work aims to prompt new awareness of a wicked problem: how families can depend on, and be plagued by, crude cookstoves.What is clear in this visual and scientific treatise is the fact this is not simply a problem of rudimentary stoves; it is a symptom of energy insecurity. The images, narratives, and illustrated scientific data make this book an urgent call to better understand and address energy poverty andhousehold air pollution around the globe.

About The Author

Gautam N. Yadama, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, and a Faculty Scholar in Washington University's Institute of Public Health. His research transcends disciplinary boundaries to better understand and address complex energy, environment, health, and sustainability pr...

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Title:Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy ImpoverishedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199336679

ISBN - 13:9780199336678

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Table of Contents

Kandeh Yumkella: ForewordChancellor Mark S. Wrighton: ForewordPrologueThe Energy Impoverished: Seeking a Greater Understanding of a Complex and Wicked ProblemNarrative One: Women, Wood and BurningPatchwork Lives in the Satkosia GorgeNarrative Two: Land and LivingThe Paradox of KutchNarrative Three: Stalled by TraditionEnergy on the Islands of BrahmaputraNarrative Four: Cause and EffectFeedback Loops in Andhra Pradesh and RajasthanNarrative Five: Searching for AgencyPower of People and CommunitiesEpilogueEndnotesAcknowledgments