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How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going


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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“A brand new masterpiece from one in every of my favourite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and extremely readable e-book that leaves readers with the basic grounding wanted to assist clear up the world’s hardest challenges.”—Invoice Gates“Provocative however perceptive . . . You possibly can agree or disagree with Smil—settle for or doubt his ‘simply the information’ posture—however you in all probability shouldn’t ignore him.”—The Washington PostAn important evaluation of the fashionable science and expertise that makes our twenty-first century lives attainable—a scientist’s investigation into what science actually does, and doesn’t, accomplish.We now have by no means had a lot info at our fingertips and but most of us don’t know the way the world actually works. This e-book explains seven of essentially the most elementary realities governing our survival and prosperity. From power and meals manufacturing, by means of our materials world and its globalization, to dangers, our surroundings and its future, How the World Actually Works provides a much-needed actuality verify—as a result of earlier than we are able to sort out issues successfully, we should perceive the information.On this bold and thought-provoking e-book we see, for instance, that globalization isn’t inevitable—the foolishness of permitting 70 per cent of the world’s rubber gloves to be made in only one manufacturing facility grew to become obviously apparent in 2020—and that our societies have been steadily rising their dependence on fossil fuels, such that any guarantees of decarbonization by 2050 are a fairy story. For instance, every greenhouse-grown supermarket-bought tomato has the equal of 5 tablespoons of diesel embedded in its manufacturing, and we’ve no manner of manufacturing metal, cement or plastics at required scales with out enormous carbon emissions.In the end, Smil solutions essentially the most profound query of our age: are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia forward? Compelling, data-rich and revisionist, this splendidly broad, interdisciplinary information finds faults with each extremes. Wanting on the world by means of this quantitative lens reveals hidden truths that change the way in which we see our previous, current and unsure future.