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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world's most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity's dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner's Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the 'black stuff', from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.

Business >> Industry & industrial studies >> Energy industries & utilities >> Petroleum & oil industriesHistory & Politics >> Politics & governmentHistory & Politics >> Politics & government >> Political activism >> Armed conflictNatural World & The Environment >> The environment >> Management of land & natural resources Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 01/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9781851685714  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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