Vaclav Smil, "Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties" Publisher: The MIT Press | 2003 | ISBN: 0262194929 | English | PDF | 443 pages | 11.34 Mb
In "Energy at the Crossroads", Vaclav Smil considers the twenty-first century's crucial question: how to reconcile the modern world's unceasing demand for energy with the absolute necessity to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. …
The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change by Vaclav Smil English | July 21, 2002 | ISBN: 0262194724 | 357 pages | DJVU | 5 MB
In his latest book, Vaclav Smil tells the story of the Earth's biosphere from its origins to its near- and long-term future. He explains the workings of its parts and what is known about their interactions.
Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 0262019388 | 2013 | 256 pages | 1 MB
In Made in the USA, Vaclav Smil powerfully rebuts the notion that manufacturing is a relic of predigital history and that the loss of American manufacturing is a desirable evolutionary step toward a pure service economy. Smil argues that no advanced economy can prosper without a strong, innovative manufacturing sector and the jobs it creates.