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The end of oil : on the edge of a perilous new world

Author: Paul Roberts
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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Petroleum is now so deeply entrenched in our economy, our politics, and our personal expectations that even modest efforts to phase it out are fought tooth and nail by the most powerful forces in the world: companies and governments that depend on oil revenues; the developing nations that see oil as the only means to industrial success; and a Western middle class that refuses to modify its energy-dependent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Paul, 1961 August 2-
End of oil.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
(DLC) 2005273974
(OCoLC)58449497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Roberts
ISBN: 9780547525112 0547525117 1299896685 9781299896680
OCLC Number: 773583560
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Description: 1 online resource (399 pages)
Contents: pt. I. The free ride --
1. Lighting the fire --
2. The last of the easy oil --
3. The future's so bright --
4. Energy is power --
5. Too hot --
pt. II. On the road to nowhere --
6. Give the people what they want --
7. Big oil gets anxious --
8. And now for something completely different --
9. Less is more --
pt. III. Into the blue --
10. Energy security --
11. The invisible hand --
12. Digging in our heels --
13. How do we get there?
Responsibility: Paul Roberts ; [with a new afterword].
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In a single century, we have evolved into a species for whom oil is as essential as air or water, and one that will go to inordinate lengths to protect it. This work is an investigation of the way  Read more...

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