How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future by Vaclav Smil

How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future

Vaclav Smil

448 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction nature politics science sociology technology challenging informative reflective medium-paced

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We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, th...

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