As number five of twenty-nine Tyger quality book reviews came this:
I can, therefore, do no more than present these books and quote some of the blurb and comment texts from their respective back covers in the hope of engendering a wider readership. In that respect I can only quote another hero of mine – Richard Buckminster Fuller – from the Foreword of his Critical Path [Hutchinson, 1983]:
I felt sure on reading Vaclav Smil's books that he must be motivated by no lesser reasons than Fuller – and then, there amongst 1000+ references, I find Vaclav Smil’s listing of: Fuller, R.B. 1981. Critical Path, New York: St Martin’s Press, in Energy at the Crossroads.