The Quest

The Quest : Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

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A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Prize." In "The Quest," Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. "The Quest" tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, "The Quest "vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 50.8mm | 703.06g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0143121944
  • 9780143121947
  • 28,727

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""The Quest "is a book--a tour de force, really--that evaluates the alternatives to oil so broadly and deeply that the physical tome could double as a doorstop... It is best read slowly, perhaps one chapter per day maximum, if the goal is to actually absorb the rich detail and sometimes complicated workings described by Yergin."--USA TODAY

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About Daniel Yergin

DANIELB. YERGIN is one of the most influential voices on energy in the world and a highly respected authority on international politics and economics. Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for "The Prize, "which became a number one bestseller. He received the United States Energy Award for lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding. He is the chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. His other books include "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy; Russia 2010; "and "Shattered Peace. " []" ""

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