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Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil is the author of more than thirty books on energy, environment, food, and history of technical advances, including "Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines" "and Gas Turbines" an "d Harvesting the Biosphere: What We Have Taken from Nature", both published by the MIT Press. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. In 2010 he was named by "Foreign Policy" as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.