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Vaclav Smil

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Oil: Resources, Production, Uses, Impacts


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Energy expert Vaclav Smil presents a sharp-witted and approachable guide to oil’s origins, exploration, extraction and use. This book is the perfect starting point for readers who wish to understand the science and culture behind our oil-driven world. This publication is the electronic version of Oil: A Beginner’s Guide published originally in 2008. Recommend on […]


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Energy expert Vaclav Smil presents a sharp-witted and approachable guide to oil’s origins, exploration, extraction and use. This book is the perfect starting point for readers who wish to understand the science and culture behind our oil-driven world.

This publication is the electronic version of Oil: A Beginner’s Guide published originally in 2008.

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