Überblick:Pressestimmen '“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' -- Bill Gates'Smil's...ability to condense so much detail on a broad range of topics from science to economics in such a short work is as impressive as his command of the subject matter.' -- Jason P. Theriot - Energy and Environmental consultant'In a fluent easy style [Smil] delves into the world of oil from its discovery on the ground through to its effect on prices at the petrol pumps and to its impact on future generations.' The Good Book Guide'Everything most people — including most economists and investment advisors — should know about the physics and economics of oil.' National Post'A well-balanced concise and readable synthesis of oil-related facts and history.' Technology and Culture'Terrific. Smil has done it again producing a book from which we can all create new insights this time explaining oil production consumption and the broader impacts it has upon society.' Chris Mottershead - Senior Vice President (Quality Strategy & Innovation) King's College London'At last an accurate and readable book which effectively presents the whole range of issues which are required for an understanding of the complex global oil system.' Peter Odell - Founder of Centre for International Energy Studies Erasmus University Rotterdam Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.