Vaclav Smil

The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change by Vaclav Smil

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.
Vaclav Smil, "Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties"

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. …

Vaclav Smil, "The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Oct. 9, 2005


Vaclav Smil, "The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change"
The MIT Press | ISBN 0262692988 | 2003 Year | DjVu | 5,65 Mb | 356 Pages
Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects (repost)

Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects By Vaclav Smil
2010 | 178 Pages | ISBN: 0313381771 | PDF | 3,2 MB

According to author Vaclav Smil, President Barack Obama's energy policy has raised unrealistic expectations for rapid energy transitions. "The degree of disappointment will be phenomenal," Smil warned in an interview with the New York Times in November 2008. "There will be precious little rapid change, as energy systems are inherently inertial and energy transitions take decades to accomplish."

Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at March 23, 2016
Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties  [Repost]

Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties by Vaclav Smil
English | 11 Nov. 2003 | ISBN: 0262194929 | 448 Pages | PDF | 11 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.
Transforming the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences (Repost)

Vaclav Smil, "Transforming the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences"
2006 | pages: 419 | ISBN: 0195168755 | EPUB | 23,6 mb
Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing (repost)

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.

Natural Gas: Fuel for the 21st Century  

Posted by sasha82 at July 19, 2015
Natural Gas: Fuel for the 21st Century

Natural Gas: Fuel for the 21st Century by Vaclav Smil
2015 | ISBN: 1119012864 | English | 264 pages | PDF | 10 MB

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years [Repost]  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at May 13, 2015
Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years [Repost]

Vaclav Smil - Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years
Published: 2008-07-11 | ISBN: 0262195860, 0262518228 | PDF | 320 pages | 6.48 MB
Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years [Repost]

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years by Vaclav Smil
The MIT Press; First Edition | July 11, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0262195860 | 320 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Fundamental change occurs most often in one of two ways: as a "fatal discontinuity," a sudden catastrophic event that is potentially world changing, or as a persistent, gradual trend.