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Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

On Monday, Bill Gates released his annual list of favorite books that he read over the year. One of his recommendations was "Energy and Civilization: A History" by Vaclav Smil. This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.
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