About Vaclav Smil
Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of forty books, including Energy and Civilization, published by the MIT Press. In 2010 he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In 2013 Bill Gates wrote on his website that “there is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."
Research scientist, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
GM Strategic Technology, Suncor
Director, "Casa de Mateus" Foundation
Journalist, CBC Radio/Canada