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Author: John Farndon
Publisher: London ; New York : DK, ©2007.
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Provides information about oil and other petroleum products, explaining what they are and how they are used; discussing oil exploration, drilling, and refining; and looking at the problem of pollution and alternatives to oil as a fuel source. Includes clip-art CD-ROM and wall chart.

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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Farndon
ISBN: 9780756629700 0756629705 9780756629694 0756629691 9780756633516 0756633516 9781405318617 1405318619
OCLC Number: 144650996
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 wall chart (58 x 80 cm).
Contents: King oil --
Ancient oil --
Oil for light --
Dawn of the oil age --
The oil bonanza --
What is oil? --
Where oil comes from --
Natural gas --
Coal and peat --
Oil traps --
Solid oil --
How oil is found --
Getting the oil out --
Offshore oil rigs --
Piped oil --
Oil on the ocean --
Refining oil --
Energy and transportation --
Materials from oil --
Plastics and polymers --
Big oil --
The struggle for oil --
Dirty oil --
Saving oil --
Oil substitutes --
Wind power --
Solar energy --
Water power --
Nuclear power --
Production and consumption --
Timeline --
Find out more --
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Other Titles: Eyewitness oil
Responsibility: written by John Farndon.
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Helps you to be an eyewitness to oil around the world. This guide and CD shows you where it comes from, its history, how we can use it more efficiently to help our environment, and what alternatives  Read more...


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