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    DescriptionPacked 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.

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    A Beginner's Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vaclav Smil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851685714
    ISBN 10: 1851685715

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: IND
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: RNF
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    BIC subject category V2: KNBP
    Ingram Theme: RELI/TAO
    DC22: 553.282
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070040, REL065000, TEC047000, POL000000
    B&T Approval Code: A95010000
    DC22: 553.2/82
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TN870.5 .S65 2008
    DC22: 333.9232
    Thema V1.0: KNB, RNF
    Oneworld Publications
    Imprint name
    Oneworld Publications
    Publication date
    05 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.
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    "In a fluent, easy style [Smil] delves into the world of oil from its discovery on the ground through to its effect on prices at the petrol pumps, and to its impact on future generations." The Good Book Guide "Everything most people - including most economists and investment advisors - should know about the physics and economics of oil." National Post "a well-balanced, concise, and readable synthesis of oil-related facts and history." Technology and Culture