• Engineering
  • Published 2016

Still the Iron Age: Iron and Steel in the Modern World

@inproceedings{Smil2016StillTI,
  title={Still the Iron Age: Iron and Steel in the Modern World},
  author={Vaclav Smil},
  year={2016}
}
Although the last two generations have seen an enormous amount of attention paid to advances in electronics, the fact remains that high-income, high-energy societies could thrive without microchips, etc., but, by contrast, could not exist without steel. Because of the importance of this material to comtemporary civilization, a comprehensive resource is needed for metallurgists, non-metallurgists, and anyone with a background in environmental studies, industry, manufacturing, and history… CONTINUE READING