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Energy And Civilization: A History
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|November 13, 2018

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A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel–driven civilization. "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In…
Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Stories To Help Us Understand The Modern World

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"There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."--Bill Gates An essential guide to understanding how numbers reveal the true state of our world--exploring a wide range of topics including energy, the environment, technology,…
Growth: From Microorganisms To Megacities
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|December 8, 2020

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Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects

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Energy transitions are fundamental processes behind the evolution of human societies: they both drive and are driven by technical, economic, and social changes. In a bold and provocative argument, Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects describes the…
Global Catastrophes And Trends: The Next Fifty Years
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|September 14, 2012

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A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at global changes that may occur over the next fifty years—whether sudden and cataclysmic world-changing events or gradually unfolding trends. Fundamental change occurs most often in one of two ways: as a “fatal…
Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made

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What makes the modern world work? The answer to this deceptively simple question lies in four "grand transitions" of civilization - in populations, agriculture, energy, and economics - which have transformed the way we live. Societies that have undergone all four…
Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

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There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the media, politicians, business leaders, activists, and even scientists-wasting time and money and hampering the development of progressive energy policies. Energy Myths…
Should We Eat Meat?: Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory

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Meat eating is often a contentious subject, whether considering the technical, ethical, environmental, political, or health-related aspects of production and consumption. This book is a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination and critique of meat…
Energy: A Beginner's Guide
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|February 24, 2017

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With his famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein showed us that all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere; it is everything. In this engaging introduction, renowned author and scientist Vaclav Smil covers a wide range of topics, from the inner workings of…
Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization

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How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials?  These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and…
Energy At The Crossroads: Global Perspectives And Uncertainties
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|February 11, 2005

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An objective, comprehensive, and accessible examination of today's most crucial problem: preserving the environment in the face of society's insatiable demand for energy. In Energy at the Crossroads , Vaclav Smil considers the twenty-first century's crucial…
Power Density: A Key To Understanding Energy Sources And Uses
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|September 2, 2016

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The first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, and all common energy uses. “There's no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.”…
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