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…
These books are no longer in print.
Smil, V. 1976. China’s Energy: Achievements, Problems, Prospects. New York: Praeger Publishers, xxi + 246 pp.
Smil, V. and W.E. Knowland, eds. 1980. Energy in the Developing World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 386 pp.
Smil, V., P. Nachman and T.V. Long, II. 1982. Energy Analysis in Agriculture An Application to U.S. Corn Production. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, Boulder, xvi + 191 pp.
Smil, V. 1983. Biomass Energies: Resources, Links, Constraints. New York: Plenum Press, xxi + 453 pp.
Smil, V. 1984. The Bad Earth: Environmental Degradation in China. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, xvi + 245 pp.
Smil, V. 1985. Carbon Nitrogen Sulfur: Human Interference in Grand Biospheric Cycles. New York: Plenum Press, xv + 459 pp.
Smil, V. 1987. Energy Food Environment: Realities Myths Options. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ix + 361 pp.
Smil, V. 1988. Energy in China’s Modernization. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, xiv + 250 pp.