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Black gold : the story of oil in our lives

Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the slick and foul-smelling substance that drives our existence and that becomes scarcer as our dependence on it grows.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Marrin
ISBN: 9780375866739 0375866736 9780375966736 0375966730 9780375859687 0375859683
OCLC Number: 714724480
Target Audience: 1070
Description: 181 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : how Daddy nearly blew himself up --
A freak of geology --
Black gold --
The destiny of nations --
Automobiles and Middle Eastern oil --
Hopeless monsters --
Richest prize, greatest problem --
A day of reckoning --
Fossil fuels and the natural environment --
Toward a new energy order.
Responsibility: Albert Marrin.

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A history of the slick and foul-smelling substance that drives our existence and that becomes scarcer as our dependence on it grows.

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