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Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of forty books, including Power Density: A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses and Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing, both published by the MIT Press. In 2010 he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In 2013 Bill Gates wrote on his website that “there is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.”

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Creating the Twentieth Century

Creating the Twentieth Century

Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact
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Cycles of Life

Civilization and the Biosphere
edition:Paperback
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Energies

Energies

An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization
edition:Paperback
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Energy

Energy

A Beginner's Guide
edition:Paperback
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Energy and Civilization

Energy and Civilization

A History
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Energy at the Crossroads

Energy at the Crossroads

Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
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Energy in Nature and Society

Energy in Nature and Society

General Energetics of Complex Systems
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Enriching the Earth

Enriching the Earth

Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production
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Feeding the World

Feeding the World

A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century
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Harvesting the Biosphere

Harvesting the Biosphere

What We Have Taken from Nature
edition:Hardcover
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Made in the USA

Made in the USA

The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing
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Power Density

Power Density

A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses
edition:Paperback
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Prime Movers of Globalization

Prime Movers of Globalization

The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines
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The Earth's Biosphere

The Earth's Biosphere

Evolution, Dynamics, and Change
edition:Paperback
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Transforming the Twentieth Century

Transforming the Twentieth Century

Technical Innovations and Their Consequences
edition:Hardcover
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