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The oracle of oil : a maverick geologist's quest for a sustainable future

Author: Mason Inman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1956, geologist and Shell Oil researcher Marion King Hubbert delivered a speech that has shaped world energy debates ever since. Addressing the American Petroleum Institute, Hubbert dropped a bombshell on his audience: U.S. oil production would peak by 1970 and decline steadily thereafter. World production would follow the same fate, reaching its peak soon after the turn of the millennium. In battles stretching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: M King Hubbert; M King Hubbert
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mason Inman
ISBN: 9780393239683 0393239683
OCLC Number: 934937781
Awards: Short-listed for PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction 2017
Description: xv, 413 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chicago, 1923-1929 --
New York City and Washington, DC, 1930-1943 --
Houston, 1943-1956 --
Mouston, Texas, and Washington, DC, 1956-1973 --
Washington, DC, 1973-1989 --
Epilogue, 1990-2015.
Responsibility: Mason Inman.

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A biography of Marion King Hubbert, one of the twentieth century's most influential energy experts, who was dubbed the "father of peak oil".  Read more...

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"... well written, deeply researched and rich in anecdote - Hubbert's character and his intellectual achievements sing out." -- New Scientist

 
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