The Quest

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

By (author) Daniel Yergin


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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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  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 50.8mm | 703.06g
  • 26 Sep 2012
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0143121944
  • 9780143121947
  • 24,223

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DANIEL B. 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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"A sprawling story richly textured with original material, quirky details and amusing anecdotes... The tale is generously sprinkled with facts debunking common misperceptions, and Mr. Yergin sagely analyzes how well the energy industry really works."--THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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