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Main Title End of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world /
Author Roberts, Paul
Publisher Houghton Mifflin,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 54407950
ISBN 0618239774 9780618239771
Subjects Petroleum industry and trade--Government policy ; Petroleum industry and trade--Government policy--United States ; Energy policy ; Energy policy--United States ; Petroleum industry and trade--Political aspects ; World politics--21st century--Forecasting ; Petrole--Industrie et commerce--Politique gouvernementale ; Petrole--Industrie et commerce--Politique gouvernementale--Etats-Unis ; Politique energetique ; Politique energetique--Etats-Unis ; Petrole--Industrie et commerce--Aspect politique ; Politique mondiale--21e si ecle--Prevision
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCM  HD9650.6.R63 2004 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 05/09/2008
ERAM  HD9650.6.R63 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/23/2005
Collation 389 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 350-358) and index.
Contents Notes Free ride -- Light the fire -- Last of the easy oil -- Future's so bright -- Energy is power -- Too hot -- On the road to nowhere -- Give the people what they want -- Big oil gets anxious -- And now for something completely different -- Less is more -- Into the blue -- Energy security -- Invisible hand -- Digging in our heels -- How do we get there? Petroleum is now so deeply entrenched in our economy, our politics, and our personal expectations that even modest efforts to phase it out are fought tooth and nail by the most powerful forces in the world: companies and governments that depend on oil revenues; the developing nations that see oil as the only means to industrial success; and a Western middle class that refuses to modify its energy-dependent lifestyle. But within thirty years, by even conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that is easily accessible. And well before then, the side effects of an oil-based society -- economic volatility, geopolitical conflict, and the climate-changing impact of hydrocarbon pollution -- will render fossil fuels an all but unacceptable solution. How will we break our addiction to oil? And what will we use in its place to maintain a global economy and political system that are entirely reliant on cheap, readily available energy?Brilliantly reported from around the globe, The End of Oil brings the world situation into fresh and dramatic focus for business and general readers alike. Roberts talks to both oil optimists and oil pessimists, delves deep into the economics and politics of oil, considers the promises and pitfalls of alternatives, and shows that, although the world energy system has begun its epoch-defining transition, disruption and violent dislocation are almost assured if we do not take a more proactive stance. With the topicality and readability of Fast Food Nation and the scope and trenchant analysis of Guns, Germs, and Steel, this is a vitally important book for the new century.
Place Published Boston :
PUB Date Free Form 2004.
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2004042718
OCLC Time Stamp 20080509161736
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04249cam 22005654a 45020