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    DescriptionSelected by "The New York Times Book Review" as a Notable Book of the Year In this gripping account of the quest for the energy that our world needs, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Prize." A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change. It is a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. From the jammed streets of Beijing to the shores of the Caspian Sea, from the conflicts in the Mideast to Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley, Yergin takes us into the decisions that are shaping our future.The drama of oil-the struggle for access, the battle for control, the insecurity of supply, the consequences of use, its impact on the global economy, and the geopolitics that dominate it-continues to profoundly affect our world.. Yergin tells the inside stories of the oil market and the surge in oil prices, the race to control the resources of the former Soviet empire, and the massive mergers that transformed the landscape of world oil. He tackles the toughest questions: Will we run out of oil? Are China and the United States destined to come into conflict over oil? How will a turbulent Middle East affect the future of oil supply?Yergin also reveals the surprising and sometimes tumultuous history of nuclear and coal, electricity, and the "shale gale" of natural gas, and how each fits into the larger marketplace. He brings climate change into unique perspective by offering an unprecedented history of how the field of climate study went from the concern of a handful of nineteenth- century scientists preoccupied with a new Ice Age into one of the most significant issues of our times.He leads us through the rebirth of renewable energies and explores the distinctive stories of wind, solar, and biofuels. He offers a perspective on the return of the electric car, which some are betting will be necessary for a growing global economy."The Quest" presents an extraordinary range of characters and dramatic stories that illustrate the principles that will shape a robust and flexible energy security system for the decades to come. Energy is humbling in its scope, but our future requires that we deeply understand this global quest that is truly reshaping our world.


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    Title
    The Quest
    Subtitle
    Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Yergin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 816
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,202 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594202834
    ISBN 10: 1594202834
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    DC21: 333.79
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    LC classification: HD9502.A2 Y47 2011
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication date
    20 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." He is both a world-recognized author and a business leader, as well as executive vice president of IHS.Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for his work "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power," which became a number one best seller and was made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. The book has been translated into 17 languages and has just been released in a new updated edition.Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
    Review quote
    ""The Quest" by Daniel Yergin, one of the world's most experienced and influential authorities on global energy, may well become the definitive work on the science, history, and economics of this most complex and important subject. This masterful and illuminating book on one of the most vital issues of our time, one that will powerfully influence international politics, economics, and nations worldwide, should be essential reading for policymakers everywhere."---Dr. Henry Kissinger, author of ON CHINA