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Zoom : the global race to fuel the car of the future

Author: Iain Carson; Vijay V Vaitheeswaran
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Reveals that the auto and oil industries are at a pivotal crossroads and have shaped domestic capitalism and the international landscape to create both progress and consequence, in an account that predicts a revolution in energy use and car manufacture.
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Genre/Form: History
Practice Guideline
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Carson; Vijay V Vaitheeswaran
ISBN: 9780446580045 044658004X 9780446199629 0446199621 9780446698665 0446698660
OCLC Number: 86110050
Awards: Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2007.
Description: viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The great awakening : oil is the problem ; cars are the solution --
pt. 1. Highway robbery --
ch. 1. The terrible twins : cars and oil wrote the history of twentieth-century American capitalism --
ch. 2. Down and out in Detroit : how the car industry, the icon of American greatness in the last century, lost its way --
ch. 3. Big oil in big trouble : the world is not running out of oil, but America's oil giants are in trouble even so --
pt. 2. Can dinosaurs dance? --
ch. 4. The parable of the Prius : how Toyota's culture propelled the once-provincial carmaker past GM to number one --
ch. 5. The axis of oil : oil's geopolitical complications arise from America's bipartisan addiction to oil --
ch. 6. The slumbering giant awakes : the great awakening of America to the dangers of oil addiction and global warming is pushing corporations to act --
but can big business really solve the problem? --
pt. 3. Manifold destiny --
ch. 7. Crouching tiger, leaping dragon : Asia's rise could save, rather than destroy, the planet --
ch .8. The juice and the jalopy : the same anarchic, amazing forces that brought us the Internet and telecom revolutions are now racing to develop the clean fuels and smart cars of tomorrow --
ch. 9. A call to arms : a grass-roots movement sweeping across America promises to overturn Washington's oil curse --
and level the playing field for clean energy and the car of the future --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran.
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Reveals that the auto and oil industries are at a pivotal crossroads and have shaped domestic capitalism and the international landscape to create both progress and consequence, in an account that predicts a revolution in energy use and car manufacture.

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