Wired: Bill Gates’ favourite author? U of M’s Vaclav Smil
According to Bill Gates, there’s someone whose books everyone should be reading: The U of M’s Vaclav Smil. “There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Gates is quoted as saying in the current issue of Wired magazine. The distinguished professor emeritus of environment and geography in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has written more than 30 books, including three this year. In the interview, Smil addresses urgent issues such as restoring the manufacturing industry, possibilities for alternative energy and the argument for moderation of food and other consumption.