A thorough introduction to the subject and a thoughtful consideration of the conundrums it presents. Smil skillfully guidees readers through the forests and the trees.—Foreign Affairs—
…[A] sweeping survey of global energy trends…
Energy at the Crossroads provides a highly accessible tour of the state of the energy world.
—Daniel M. Kammen
The most sober, thorough, and thoughtful integrated text on energy available, and it embodies core facts and some fundamental truths that any analyst of energy issues should ponder.
…[Zeroes] in on the issue of reconciling the world’s accelerating demand for energy…
—Peter D. Blair
, American Scientist