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Internal combustion : how corporations and governments addicted the world to oil and derailed the alternatives

Author: Edwin Black
Publisher: New York : St Martin's Griffin, 2007.
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The tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, that was never necessary, and that could be ended not in ten years, not in five years, but today. Investigative journalist Black mined corporate and governmental archives to assemble thousands of previously undiscovered documents and studies into this dramatic story. He traces a continuum of rapacious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Black
ISBN: 9780312359089 031235908X
OCLC Number: 190861489
Notes: Originally published: New York: St. Martin's, 2006.
Description: xxii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Plan against oil --
Power struggle --
Metals and monopolies --
Stench and scandal --
Batteries and bicycles --
Selden strategy --
Defiance --
1914 --
the end of the beginning --
Derailed --
GM conspiracy --
Manhattan now --
Hydrogen solution --
Epilogue: The Green Fleet Initiative.
Responsibility: Edwin Black.

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Tells the tale of the manipulation that has led the world to an avoidable oil addiction that can be ended. This book showcases overlooked alternatives that could eliminate oil usage, and offers an  Read more...

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