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Time: 23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

February 19, 2016 — 

Time magazine reported on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s list of books he wants the world to read, and U of M’s Vaclav Smil is on it.


Energy: A Beginner’s Guide by Vaclav Smil

Originally published in 2006, Energy starts with a basic explanation of what energy is and then moves on to more complex subjects, including the quest to create more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels. It’s by University of Manitoba professor Vaclav Smil, one of Bill Gates’ favorite authors.

“It explores important topics around how energy works, how our production and use might evolve, and how this affects climate change,”Zuckerberg writes, noting that he also plans on reading Smil’s book Making the Modern World.





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