Scott L. Montgomery is a university lecturer and author. His research and publications include areas in both the humanities and sciences, in particular history of science, intellectual history, language studies, and energy resources, technology, and security. He is the author, most recently, of Does Science Need a Global Language? (2013) and The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-First Century and Beyond (2010). Forthcoming in 2015 are two works: Shape of the New: Four Ideas that Built the Modern World (with Daniel Chirot) and also A History of Science in World Cultures (with Alok Kumar).
Apr 09, 2018 14:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Back when I studied geology in grad school, the long-term future of energy had a single name: nuclear fusion. It was the 1970s. The physicists I studied with predicted that tapping this clean new source of electric power...
Apr 14, 2016 16:30 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Russia is not what you think. Most discussion about its energy influence has focused on oil and gas, particularly gas. Russia can be described, and is routinely described, as a petro-state. This is only partly...