NUMBERS DON'T LIE

71 Things You Need to Know About the World

by Vaclav Smil

Photo by Lomig, Unsplash | Design by Roberto

Vaclav’s a slayer of bullshit.

David Keith, Harvard University
BEST FOR
Fact finding economic & statistically minded geeks
THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU
The smartest person at that nerdy party, 71 times over!
ENJOY IT
Prior to that nerdy party
READING TIME
368 pages: 5 hours 8 minutes
BOOK SPECS
Paperback, Penguin, 2020

Roberto's opinion

Vaclav is a mad professor obsessed with numbers!

With Numbers Don't Lie, he breaks down numbers in trends like a chef breaks down ingredients for his Michelin starred recipes.

You thought you knew your numbers? Think again. Vaclav knows his numbers. He’s also a nerdy professor. With no social life. Otherwise you would not get to enjoy this book.

Go on and read his 71 topics to impress your friends at that nerdy party. The content on planet of the cows (p. 271) is a doozy!

Disclaimer: No cows were harmed during this review!

About this author

Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production, history of technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He has published more than 40 books and about 500 papers on these topics. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Science Academy), and a Member of the Order of Canada.
www.vaclavsmil.com

Photo by Susan-Holt-Simpson, Unsplash 

Roberto's Recommendation for "NUMBERS DON'T LIE"

BORROW IT!

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LIBRARY IT!

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Numbers Don't Lie book by Vaclac Smil
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