Our most anticipated books of 2023
We’re pleased to highlight a selection of titles that are already grabbing the attention of critics and readers alike. These books cover topics including bias in tech, data privacy, the intersection of machine learning and art, and more.
Our top journal articles of 2022
We asked several of our journal editors to share their top articles of the year—whether that be the most impactful, most shared, most downloaded, or more. Among the top picks are pieces on the algorithms of online dating; on the military implications of Chinese control of Taiwan; and on the work of Ghanaian arts scholar Doran Ross.
Spotlight: Vaclav Smil
Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of forty books, including New York Times bestseller How the World Really Works and Energy and Civilization, published by the MIT Press. In 2010 he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Bill Gates says, “there is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.”
With the publication of his latest and most readable book, Invention and Innovation, Smil offers an insightful and fact-filled jaunt through the history of human invention.