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A wise, compassionate, and valuable book.—Foreign Affairs

This is a book to excite not just admiration, but also passion. It is a literate and precise analysis of the evolution of human societies viewed through the lens of energy.

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Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of forty books, including Energy and Civilization, 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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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 562 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0262536161
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0262536165
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
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