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

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


By (author) Daniel Yergin

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 832 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 42mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 024195777X
  • ISBN 13: 9780241957776
  • Sales rank: 93,142

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In "The Quest", master storyteller, leading energy expert and Pulitzer prize-winner for The Prize, Daniel Yergin shows us how energy is the ultimate engine of global political and economic change, in a gripping story that spans the old energies on which our civilization has been built, the new energies that are competing to replace them, and the battle over climate change. 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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Daniel Yergin is one of the most highly respected and influential authorities in the world on energy, international politics and economics. He received the Pulitzer for The Prize, which became a number one bestseller and was made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by millions of people around the world. He is chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the leading research and consulting firm in its field, and serves as CNBC's Global Energy Expert.

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It is impossible to think of a better introduction to the essentials of energy in the twenty-first century... the definitive guide to how we got here -- Ed Crooks Financial Times Required reading ...The Quest is a masterly piece of work and, as a comprehensive guide to the world's great energy needs and dilemmas, it will be hard to beat Economist Compelling ... The book's range is impressive ... Yergin's gift is in distilling dry topics into a readable narrative Observer If you were in any doubt about what makes the world go round, Daniel Yergin can enlighten you ... a comprehensive picture of the nexus between power, politics and oil -- Danny Fortson Sunday Times Daniel Yergin is the closest thing we have to an energy seer Washington Post