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Crude : the story of oil

Author: Sonia Shah
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gripping history of 'black gold', from its geological birth millions of years ago to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life - this is the whole story of crude oil.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Shah
ISBN: 174114597X 9781741145977
OCLC Number: 156738755
Notes: "First published in the United States in 2004 by Seven Stories Press"--Title page verso.
Description: xxv, 231 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: For the love of oil --
Oil is born --
The eclipse of coal --
Exile from Tethys --
Into the cold --
Rockefeller's ghost --
Refining the hunt --
Aftershocks --
The curse of crude --
Carbon perils --
Running on empty --
Challengers, old and new --
Death throes.
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This is not a Michael Moore-style anti-corporate rant - Shah writes beautifully, with dispassionate, elegant clarity - and it is all the more powerful for it.' (Stephen Poole, the Guardian)... this Read more...

 
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