The Resource The end of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world, Paul Roberts ; [with a new afterword]

The end of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world, Paul Roberts ; [with a new afterword]

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The end of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world
Title
The end of oil
Title remainder
on the edge of a perilous new world
Statement of responsibility
Paul Roberts ; [with a new afterword]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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? 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
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DLC
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1961 Aug. 2-
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Roberts, Paul
Dewey number
333.79
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9650.6
LC item number
.R63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Energy policy
  • Energy policy
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • World politics
  • Energievoorziening
  • Oliewinning
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The end of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world, Paul Roberts ; [with a new afterword]
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Publication
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"A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-368) and index
Contents
pt. I. The free ride -- 1. Lighting the fire -- 2. The last of the easy oil -- 3. The future's so bright -- 4. Energy is power -- 5. Too hot -- pt. II. On the road to nowhere -- 6. Give the people what they want -- 7. Big oil gets anxious -- 8. And now for something completely different -- 9. Less is more -- pt. III. Into the blue -- 10. Energy security -- 11. The invisible hand -- 12. Digging in our heels -- 13. How do we get there?
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (399 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773583560
Label
The end of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world, Paul Roberts ; [with a new afterword]
Link
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 360-368) and index
Contents
pt. I. The free ride -- 1. Lighting the fire -- 2. The last of the easy oil -- 3. The future's so bright -- 4. Energy is power -- 5. Too hot -- pt. II. On the road to nowhere -- 6. Give the people what they want -- 7. Big oil gets anxious -- 8. And now for something completely different -- 9. Less is more -- pt. III. Into the blue -- 10. Energy security -- 11. The invisible hand -- 12. Digging in our heels -- 13. How do we get there?
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (399 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773583560

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