Book cover for How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going by Vaclav Smilby Vaclav Smil

“A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”Bill Gates
“Provocative but perceptive . . . You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you probably shouldn’t ignore him.”
—The Washington Post

An essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible—a scientist’s investigation into what science really does, and does not, accomplish.

Interview with the Author

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Bonus: Vaclav Smil, author of How the World Really Works, on the Reality of the Energy Transition
12/21/22            29 min

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