Search - List of Books by Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed his graduate studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University in Prague and at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of the Pennsylvania State University. His interdisciplinary research interests encompass a broad area of energy, environmental, food, population, economic, historical and public policy studies, and he had also applied these approaches to energy, food and environmental affairs of China.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Science Academy) and the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology in 2000. He has been an invited speaker in more than 250 conferences and workshops in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa, has lectured at many universities in North America, Europe and East Asia and has worked as a consultant for many US, EU and international institutions. His wife Eva is a physician and his son David is an organic synthetic chemist.

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Total Books: 59
Energy and Civilization A History
2017 - Energy and Civilization a History [MIT Press] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780262035774
ISBN-10: 0262035774
Genres: History, Engineering & Transportation
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Energy A Beginner's Guide
2017 - Energy a Beginner's Guide [Beginner's Guides] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781786071330
ISBN-10: 1786071339
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Power Density A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses
2016 - Power Density a Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses [MIT Press] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262529730
ISBN-10: 0262529734
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Still the Iron Age Iron and Steel in the Modern World
2016 - Still the Iron Age Iron and Steel in the Modern World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780128042335
ISBN-10: 0128042338
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Harvesting the Biosphere What We Have Taken from Nature
Made in the USA The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing
2015 - Made in the Usa the Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262528351
ISBN-10: 0262528355
Genre: Business & Money
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Natural Gas A Primer for the 21st Century
2015 - Natural Gas a Primer for the 21st Century (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781119012863
ISBN-10: 1119012864
Genres: Business & Money, Science & Math
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Why America Is Not a New Rome
2014 - Why America Is Not a New Rome (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780262526852
ISBN-10: 0262526859
Genres: History, Law, Politics & Social Sciences
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Making the Modern World Materials and Dematerialization
Should We Eat Meat Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory
Prime Movers of Globalization The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines
Global Catastrophes and Trends The Next Fifty Years
Japan's Dietary Transition and Its Impacts
2012 - Japan's Dietary Transition and Its Impacts [Food, Health, and the Environment] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780262017824
ISBN-10: 0262017822
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Energy Myths and Realities Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate
2010 - Energy Myths and Realities Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780844743288
ISBN-10: 0844743283
Genre: Science & Math
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Energy Transitions History Requirements Prospects
2010 - Energy Transitions History Requirements Prospects (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780313381775
ISBN-10: 0313381771
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Oil A Beginner's Guide
2008 - Oil a Beginner's Guide [Beginner's Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781851685714
ISBN-10: 1851685715
Genres: Business & Money, Religion & Spirituality, Engineering & Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
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Energy in Nature and Society General Energetics of Complex Systems
2008 - Energy in Nature and Society General Energetics of Complex Systems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780262195652
ISBN-10: 0262195658
Genre: Science & Math
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Transforming the Twentieth Century Technical Innovations and Their Consequences
Creating the Twentieth Century Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact
2005 - Creating the Twentieth Century Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact [Technical Revolutions and Their Lasting Impact] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195168747
ISBN-10: 0195168747
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Energy at the Crossroads  Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
Enriching the Earth  Fritz Haber Carl Bosch and the Transformation of World Food Production
1994 - Energy in World History [Essays in World History] (Hardcover)Paperback
1983 - Biomass Energies Resources Links Constraints [Modern perspectives in energy - Critical Issues in Social Justice] (Hardcover)
1982 - Energy Analysis and Agriculture an Application to Us Corn Production [Westview special studies in agriculture science and policy] (Hardcover)