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    Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Subverted the Alternatives (CD-Audio) By (author) Edwin Black, Narrator Stephen Hoye

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    DescriptionEdwin Black, the award-winning author of "IBM and the Holocaust," has mined scores of corporate and governmental archives to assemble thousands of previously uncovered and long-forgotten documents and studies into this dramatic story. Black traces a continuum of rapacious energy cartels and special interests dating back nearly 5,000 years, from wood to coal to oil, and then to the bicycle and electric battery cartels of the 1890s, which created thousands of electric vehicles that plied American streets a century ago. But those noiseless and clean cars were scuttled by petroleum interests, despite the little-known efforts of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford to mass-produce electric cars powered by personal backyard energy stations. Black also documents how General Motors criminally conspired to undermine mass transit in dozens of cities and how Big Oil, Big Corn, and Big Coal have subverted synthetic fuels and other alternatives. Black then brings the story full-circle to the present-day oil crises, global warming, and beyond. He showcases overlooked compressed-gas, electric, and hydrogen cars on the market today, as well as inexpensive all-function home energy units that could eliminate much oil usage. His eye-opening call for a Manhattan Project for immediate energy independence will help energize society to finally take action. "Internal Combustion," along with its interactive Web site www.internalcombustionbook.com, will generate a much-needed national debate at a crucial time. It should be heard by every citizen who consumes oil--everyone. "Internal Combustion" can change everything not by reinventing the wheel but by excavating it from where it was buried a century ago.

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    Internal Combustion
    How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Subverted the Alternatives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edwin Black, Narrator Stephen Hoye
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400103249
    ISBN 10: 140010324X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: IND
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    BIC subject category V2: KNBP
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070040, SOC058000, BUS079000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TEC047000
    DC22: 333.8232
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 333.8/232
    DC21: 333.8232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54750
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TJ753 .B53 2006D
    Thema V1.0: KNB, KCP, JBG, THFP
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Edwin Black is the award-winning "New York Times" bestselling author of "IBM and the Holocaust," "The Transfer Agreement," and "War Against the Weak." Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
    Review quote
    ""By the time the author makes his final, impassioned plea for a bold new solution to the world's energy crisis, he has already made his case with devastating clarity."" ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review