Resource acquisition, distribution and end-use efficiencies and the growth of industrial society

@inproceedings{Jarvis2015ResourceAD,
  title={Resource acquisition, distribution and end-use efficiencies and the growth of industrial society},
  author={Andrew J. C. Jarvis and Sarah J. Jarvis and Charlie Hewitt},
  year={2015}
}
A key feature of the growth of industrial society is the acquisition of increasing quantities of resources from the environment and their distribution for end-use. With respect to energy, the growth of industrial society appears to have been near-exponential for the last 160 years. We provide evidence that indicates that the global distribution of resources that underpins this growth may be facilitated by the continual development and expansion of near-optimal directed networks (roads, railways… CONTINUE READING

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