Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern WorldBook - 2012
This sequel to The Prize provides a narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change. Energy authority Yergin tells the inside stories of the oil market, the rise of the "petrostate," the race to control the resources of the former Soviet empire, and the massive corporate mergers that transformed the oil landscape. He shows how the drama of oil will continue to shape our world, and takes on the tough questions: will we run out of oil, and are China and the United States destined to conflict over oil? He also reveals the surprising and turbulent history of nuclear, coal, electricity, and natural gas, and investigates the "rebirth of renewables", biofuels, wind, and solar energy. He further offers an original history of how the issue of climate change went from concerning a handful of scientists to one of the overarching issues of our times.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
Edition: Revised & updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011.
Characteristics: xii, 820 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,22 cm.