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The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Press, c2011.
Physical Description:
ix, 804 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
The New World of Oil. Russia returns ; The Caspian derby ; Across the Caspian ; "Supermajors" ; The petro-state ; Aggregate disruption ; War in Iraq ; The demand shock ; China's rise ; China in the fast lane -- Securing the Supply. Is the world running out of oil? ; Unconventional ; The security of energy ; Shifting sands in the Persian Gulf ; Gas on water ; The natural gas revolution -- The Electric Age. Alternating currents ; The nuclear cycle ; Breaking the bargain ; Fuel choice -- Climate and Carbon. Glacial change ; The age of discovery ; The road to Rio ; Making a market ; On the global agenda ; In search of consensus -- New Energies. Rebirth of renewables ; Science experiment ; Alchemy of shining light ; Mystery of wind ; The fifth fuel, efficiency ; Closing the conservation gap -- Road to the Future. Carbohydrate man ; Internal fire ; The great electric car experiment -- "A great revolution."
This sequel to The Prize provides a narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change. The author, an energy authority continues the story begun in the book, The Prize, in this account of the quest for the energy the world needs, and the power and riches that come with it. He proves that energy is truly the engine of global political and economic change, as well as central to the battle over climate change.