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2017, REV - Revised, 2, ISBN 9780262035774, vii, 552 pages
.... In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization... 
Energy consumption | History | Social aspects | Power resources | Technology and civilization | General Topics for Engineers | Geoscience | Power, Energy and Industry Applications | Physics | SCIENCE | Energy | World | HISTORY
Book
Praeger special studies in international economics and development, xxi, 246
Book
Energy research & social science, ISSN 2214-6296, 12/2016, Volume 22, pp. 194 - 197
Replacing the current global energy system relying overwhelmingly on fossil fuels by biofuels and by electricity generated intermittently from renewable... 
Environmental Studies | Life Sciences & Biomedicine | Environmental Sciences & Ecology | Science & Technology
Journal Article
2013, The MIT Press, ISBN 026201856X, viii, 307
.... In Harvesting the Biosphere, Vaclav Smil offers an interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistory to the present day... 
Natural resources | Earth (Planet) Surface | Biosphere | Environmental auditing | Biomass | Accounting | Earth | General Science | Environmental Science | Surface | Environmental | Earth Sciences | SCIENCE | Environmental Science (see also Chemistry
Book
2017, Second edition., ISBN 144085324X, xi, 282 pages
This book provides a detailed, global examination of energy transitions, supplying a long-term historical perspective, an up-to-date assessment of recent and... 
Renewable energy sources | Ressources énergétiques | Power resources | Énergies renouvelables
Book
2013, The MIT Press, ISBN 9780262019385, xiii, 263
"There is probably no other writer whose books I anticipate with more enthusiasm than Vaclav Smil... 
Manufacturing industries | Industrial policy | United States Commerce | Commerce | United States | Business
Book
2017, 2nd edition., Oneworld beginners' guides, ISBN 1786071339, xi, 219 pages
Sheds light on the science behind global warming and the efforts to prevent it, and explains how our daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're... 
Power resources | Force and energy
Book
2012, Food, health, and the environment, ISBN 9780262017824, xii, 229
In a little more than a century, the Japanese diet has undergone a dramatic transformation. In 1900, a plant-based, near-subsistence diet was prevalent, with... 
Food consumption forecasting | Agricultural ecology | Longitudinal studies | Diet | Health aspects | Food habits | Japan | History | Political Science
Book
2015, ISBN 9780262029148, ix, 306
In this book, Vaclav Smil argues that power density is a key determinant of the nature and dynamics of energy systems... 
Renewable energy sources | Energy level densities | Energy auditing | Power resources | Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems | Geoscience | Power, Energy and Industry Applications
Book
2014, ISBN 1119942535, xi, 229 pages
"How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials?... 
Waste minimization | Raw materials | Materials
Book
2010, ISBN 0262195933, xii, 226
... are to the bloated, decadent, ineffectual later Empire. InWhy America Is Not a New Rome, Vaclav Smil looks at these comparisons in detail, going deeper than the facile analogy-making of talk shows and glossy magazine articles... 
Power (Social sciences) | United States Civilization | United States Social conditions | Comparative civilization | World politics | Rome History | United States Economic conditions | United States Foreign relations | Civilization | 21st century | Rome | United States | Foreign relations | Economic conditions | History | Social conditions | Empire, 30 B.C.–476 A.D
Book
2010, The MIT Press, ISBN 9780262014434, 261
...? Why are we able to fly almost anywhere on the planet within twenty-four hours? In Prime Movers of Globalization, Vaclav Smil offers a history of two key technical developments that have driven globalization... 
Gas-turbines | Diesel motor | Motor vehicles | Globalization | Transportation | Technology and civilization
Book
2005, OUP Catalogue, ISBN 9780195168747, ix, 350
This book is a systematic interdisciplinary account of the history of unprecedented technical advances that took place in Europe and North America during the... 
Economic History | Technological innovations - History - 20th century | Chemical syntheses | Electricity | New materials | High-energy societies | Internal combustion engines | Information age | Fundamental innovations | History of technical advances | Communication
Book
2006, Beginners' guides., ISBN 9781851684526, x, 181
Book
2008, Oneworld beginners' guides, ISBN 9781851685714, xiii, 202
Book
2010, ISBN 9780262014434, 261
...? Why are we able to fly almost anywhere on the planet within twenty-four hours? In Prime Movers of Globalization, Vaclav Smil offers a history of two key technical developments that have driven globalization... 
Gas turbines | Diesel motor | Transportation | Globalization | Technology and civilization | Motors | Technological innovations | Motor vehicles | History | Technology | Political Science | Gas-turbines
Book
Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, 2002, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp. 126 - 131
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1993, ISBN 0415098866, xiii, 240
The magnitude and rapidity of global environmental change threatens the perpetuation of life on Earth. Many aspects of this crisis are familiar to us - the... 
Environmental policy | Sustainable development | Environmental Geography | Environmental Studies | Regional Geography - Human Geography
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