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Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780262529730
Boek cover Power Density van Vaclav Smil (Paperback)
A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses
The first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, and all common energy uses. There's no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil. -Bill Gates In this book, Vaclav Smil argues that power density is a key determinant of the nature and dynamics of energy systems. Any understanding of complex energy systems must rely on quantitative measures of many fundamental variables. Power density-the rate of energy flux per unit of area-is an important but largely overlooked...
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Engels | Druk: 2nd Revised edition | Paperback | 9781786071330
Boek cover Energy van Vaclav Smil (Paperback)
A Beginner's Guide
With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil explores energy in all its facets - from the inner workings of the human body to what we eat, the car we drive and the race for more efficient and eco-friendly fuels. Energy: A Beginner's Guide highlights the importance of energy in both past and present societies, by shedding light on the science behind global warming and efforts to prevent it, and by revealing how our daily...
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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9780262042833
Boek cover Growth van Vaclav Smil (Hardcover)
From Microorganisms to Megacities
A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations. Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a childs growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation...
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Engels | E-book | 9780262354523
Boek cover Growth van Vaclav Smil (Onbekend)
From Microorganisms to Megacities
A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations. Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child's growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic...
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Engels | E-book | 9780241989708
Boek cover Numbers Dont Lie van Vaclav Smil (Onbekend)
71 Things You Need to Know About the World
'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'Well-I-never-knew-that' information and with...
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Engels | Paperback | 9780241454428
Boek cover Numbers DonT Lie van Vaclav Smil (Paperback)
71 Things You Need to Know About the World
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Engels | Paperback | 9780262539685
Boek cover Growth van Vaclav Smil (Paperback)
From Microorganisms to Megacities
Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the fortunes of our economies. Growth is manifested in annual increments of continental crust, a rising gross domestic product, a child's growth chart, the spread of cancerous cells. In this magisterial book, Vaclav Smil offers systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations. Smil takes readers from...
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Nederlands | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9789046827666
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Boek cover Cijfers liegen niet van Vaclav Smil (Paperback)
71 dingen die je over de wereld moet weten
Wat onthullen cijfers over de toestand van onze wereld? Vaclav Smil, de favoriete wetenschapper van Bill Gates, geeft antwoord op actuele en urgente vragen over energie, het milieu, technologie, transport en voedselproductie. Waarom moeten we diesel voorlopig nog niet afschrijven? Hoeveel wegen alle koeien ter wereld (en waarom zou je dat moeten weten)? En wat maakt mensen gelukkig? Cijfers liegen niet laat je met fascinerende voorbeelden en verhelderende illustraties anders naar de wereld kijken. Je komt te weten hoeveel mensen er nodig waren om de Pyramide van Cheops te bouwen, waarom...
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Engels | Hardcover | 9780190060664
Boek cover Grand Transitions van Vaclav Smil (Hardcover)
How the Modern World Was Made
What makes the modern world work? The answer to this deceptively simple question lies in four grand transitions of civilization-in populations, agriculture, energy, and economics-which have transformed the way we live. Societies that have undergone all four transitions emerge into an era of radically different population dynamics, food surpluses (and waste), abundant energy use, and expanding economic opportunities. Simultaneously, in other parts of the world, hundreds of millions remain largely untouched by these developments. Through erudite storytelling, Vaclav Smil investigates...
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Nederlands | Druk: 1 | E-book | 9789046827673
Boek cover Cijfers liegen niet van Cijfers Liegen Niet Vaclav Smil (Onbekend)
71 dingen die je over de wereld moet weten
Wat onthullen cijfers over de toestand van onze wereld? Vaclav Smil, de favoriete wetenschapper van Bill Gates, geeft antwoord op actuele en urgente vragen over energie, het milieu, technologie, transport en voedselproductie. Waarom moeten we diesel voorlopig nog niet afschrijven? Hoeveel wegen alle koeien ter wereld (en waarom zou je dat moeten weten)? En wat maakt mensen gelukkig? Cijfers liegen niet laat je met fascinerende voorbeelden en verhelderende illustraties anders naar de wereld kijken. Je komt te weten hoeveel mensen er nodig waren om de Pyramide van Cheops te bouwen, waarom...
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