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Size: How It Explains the World

Author: Vaclav Smil.

Size: How It Explains the World

Author: Vaclav Smil.

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Item #: D40791
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780063324091
What makes a face beautiful—or how about a cathedral? Why do tall people make more money? And which alternative energy sources have the best chance of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels? Gathering insights from history, earth science, psychology, and art, Vaclav Smil offers fresh responses to some of our biggest challenges, including income inequa... More
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What makes a face beautiful—or how about a cathedral? Why do tall people make more money? And which alternative energy sources have the best chance of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels? Gathering insights from history, earth science, psychology, and art, Vaclav Smil offers fresh responses to some of our biggest challenges, including income inequality, infectious disease, and the uneven impacts of climate change. Smil also explains the regularities—and peculiarities—of the key processes shaping life, the Earth, technical advances, and societies.


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