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

by Vaclav Smil - How the World Really Works Reviews Summary

Ratings Breakdown

Rated 4.4 by 3,648 people

Pros from Reviews

  • Insightful analysis
  • Realistic perspective
  • Informative and interesting
  • Reveals scientific facts
  • Educates about global issues
  • Covers wide-ranging topics
  • Provides context for solutions
  • Frames problems in scale

Cons from Reviews

  • Technical and data-heavy
  • Dry and difficult to read
  • Limited stylistically
  • Lacks illustrations or visuals
  • Some passages are insufferable
  • May be meaningless to non-specialists
  • Could benefit from graphs and maps
  • Would be better as a docuseries
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