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              Books by Vaclav Smil

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              Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

              Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities (Hardback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $112.99
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              A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.

              ISBN 9780262042833
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The MIT Press
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              Energy and Civilization: A History
               

              Energy and Civilization: A History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $42.50
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              Revised edition of: Energy in world history / Vaclav Smil. 1994.

              ISBN 9780262536165
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2018
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The MIT Press
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              The Bad Earth: Environmental Degradation in China
               

              The Bad Earth: Environmental Degradation in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $80.99
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              As China strives to significantly increase its economic output, the nation faces an acute deterioration of the physical resources from which this prodigious growth springs. Major problems include water shortages, the pollution of water, high levels of carcinogens in the air, acce...lerating erosion, and industrial pollution. Originally published in 1984, Vaclav Smil documents and evaluates China's environmental crisis. This title will be of particular interest for students of Environmental Studies and Development Studies.
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              ISBN 9781138182295
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              China's Past, China's Future
               

              China's Past, China's Future (Paperback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $105.00
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              China's population of 1.3 billion people puts strain on her natural resources. This account of the environmental challenges that China faces examines China's energy resources, their uses, impacts and prospects, from the 1970s oil crisis to the present and analyses the question of... how China can best produce enough food to feed its population.
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              ISBN 9780415314992
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship
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              Global Ecology: Environmental Change and Social Flexibility
               

              Global Ecology: Environmental Change and Social Flexibility (Hardback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $315.00
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              Analyzing both social and environmental needs, this explores the problems associated with global management in the transition to a sustainable society and furthers our understanding of biospheric change.

              ISBN 9780415098854
              Released NZ 21 Oct 1993
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production
               

              The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production (Hardback)

              By Giampietro, Mario; Mayumi, Kozo; Ravetz, Jerome; Foreword by Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $170.00
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              Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. This book shows that the characteristics of agro-biofuels make them neither a viable nor a desirable alternative to fossil fuels. It is suit...able for those concerned with energy or agricultural policy.
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              ISBN 9781844076819
              Released NZ 21 Aug 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Global Ecology: Environmental Change and Social Flexibility
               

              Global Ecology: Environmental Change and Social Flexibility (Paperback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $129.00
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              Analyzing both social and environmental needs, this explores the problems associated with global management in the transition to a sustainable society and furthers our understanding of biospheric change.

              ISBN 9780415098861
              Released NZ 21 Oct 1993
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Energy In World History

              Energy In World History (Hardback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $271.00
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              Every human activity entails the conversion of energy. Changes in the fundamental sources of energy, and in the use of energy sources, are a basic dimension of the evolution of society. Our appreciation of the significance of these processes is essential to a fuller understanding... of world history. Vaclav Smil offers a comprehensive look at the role
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              ISBN 9780367008925
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              China's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development
               

              China's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development (Hardback)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $264.00
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              In 1982, Vaclav Smil turned upside down traditional perceptions of China as a green paradise in The Bad Earth . Updating and expanding its basic arguments and perceptions, this volume is an inquiry into the fundamental factors, needs, prospects, and limits of modern Chinese socie...ty.
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              ISBN 9780873328197
              Released NZ 6 May 1993
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Oil: A Beginner's Guide
                

              Oil: A Beginner's Guide (EPUB ebook)

              By Smil, Vaclav

              • RRP: $14.50
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              World acclaimed scientist Vaclav Smil reveals everything there is to know about nature's most sought-after resource Oil is the lifeblood of the modern world. Without it, there would be no planes, no plastic, no exotic produce, and a global political landscape few would recognise.... Humanity's dependence upon oil looks set to continue for decades to come, but what is it? Fully updated and packed with fascinating facts to fuel dinner party debate, Professor Vaclav Smil's Oil: A Beginner's Guide explains all matters related to the 'black stuff', from its discovery in the earth right through to the controversy that surrounds it today.
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              ISBN 9781786072870
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              Language en
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2017
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Series Beginner's Guides
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