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    DescriptionIn two earlier books, "Hubbert's Peak" and "Beyond Oil," geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes laid out his rationale for concluding that world oil production would continue to follow a bell-shaped curve, with the smoothed-out peak somewhere in the middle of the first decade of this millennium--in keeping with the projections of his former colleague, pioneering petroleum geologist M. King Hubbert. Deffeyes sees no reason to deviate from that prediction, despite the ensuing global recession and the extreme volatility in oil prices associated with it. In his view, the continued depletion of existing oil fields, compounded by shortsighted cutbacks in many exploration-and-development projects, virtually assures that the mid-decade peak in global oil production will never be surpassed. In "When Oil Peaked," Deffeyes revisits his original forecasts, examines the arguments that were made both for and against them, adds some new supporting material to his overall case, and applies the same mode of analysis to a number of other finite gifts from the Earth: mineral resources that may be also in shorter supply than "flat-Earth" prognosticators would have us believe.


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    Title
    When Oil Peaked
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth S. Deffeyes, Narrator Kent Cassella
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400148912
    ISBN 10: 140014891X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: IND
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: RBGL
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: KNBP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC031000
    DC22: 553.282
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070040
    Ingram Subject Code: JB
    Libri: I-JB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57870
    BISAC V2.8: TEC031030
    Abridged Dewey: 333
    BISAC V2.8: TEC047000
    DC22: 333.8232
    Thema V1.0: KNB, RBGL
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    29 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Kenneth S. Deffeyes, a former researcher for Shell Oil Company, is an emeritus professor of geology at Princeton University and the author of "Beyond Oil" and "Hubbert's Peak." Kent Cassella is an actor who divides his time between Vermont and New York. Television and film credits include all of the "Law and Order" franchise shows, FX's "Rescue Me," Showtime's "Brotherhood," and the Ben Affleck film "The Town."
    Review quote
    "[A] level-headed look at the earthly limits of our natural resources." ---Publishers Weekly