Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil is a Czech-Canadian interdisciplinarian, who is an emeritus professor in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba. He has written  on a very broad range of subjects, including energy, the environment and population, to name a few.  Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has said that there is “no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil”.