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Oil : a beginner's guide

Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: London : Oneworld Publications, 2017.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world's most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity's dependence upon it looks set to continue for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaclav Smil
ISBN: 9781786072870 1786072874
OCLC Number: 1007839995
Notes: "This new edition preserves what has remained durable and fundamental, and updates the contents by including all notable post-2007 developments. The latest available data were always used, which means that most of it is carried through to 2016, while some covereage ends in early 2017"--Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Oil's benefits and burdens --
2. What oil is and how it was formed --
3. How oil is found and where it has been discovered --
4. How oil is produced, transported and processed --
5. How long will oil last?
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Vaclav Smil.

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In this fully revised and updated edition, world acclaimed scientist Vaclav Smil reveals everything there is to know about nature's most sought-after resource.  Read more...

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