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  • The Switch
    The Switch (Paperback) Chris Goodall

    How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when. Solar panels are being made that will last longer than...

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  • Out of the Desert
    Out of the Desert (English, Hardback) Ali Al-Naimi

    Ali Al-Naimi is Saudi oil minister - and OPEC kingpin - a position he has held for 20 years. As global oil's central banker, Al-Naimi moves markets with the briefest of utterances. But it hasn't always been that way....

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  • Empires in Collision
    Empires in Collision (Hardback) David Howell

    The energy world is dangerously divided between fossil fuel producers and environmentalists. A vicious head-on fight that affects everything - world poverty, governments, environmental catastrophe, big business. David Howell - Lord Howell of Guidlford - outlines the how we got here and the way ahead

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  • Failing States, Collapsing Systems
    Failing States, Collapsing Systems (English, Paperback) Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

    This work executes a unique transdisciplinary methodology building on the author's previous book, A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save it (Pluto, 2010), which was the first peer-reviewed study to establish a social science framework for the integrated analysis of crises across climate, energy, food, economic, terror and the police state. Since the 2008 financial crash, the...

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  • Surviving the 21st Century
    Surviving the 21st Century (English, Paperback) Julian Cribb

    The book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us?

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  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook
    Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook (English, Paperback) Y. Zee Ma, Stephen Holditch

    Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Handbook: Evaluation and Development is a must-have, helpful handbook that brings a wealth of information to engineers and geoscientists. Bridging between subsurface and production, the handbook provides engineers and geoscientists with effective methodology to better define resources and reservoirs. Better reservoir knowledge and innovative technologies are...

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  • Energy Economics
    Energy Economics (English, Hardback) Roy L. Nersesian

    Three quarters of our current electricity usage and transport methods are derived from fossil fuels and yet within two centuries these resources will dry up.Energy Economics covers the role of each fossil and renewable energy source in today's world, providing the information and tools that will enable students to understand the finite nature of fossil fuels and the alternative solutions that are...

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  • When Trucks Stop Running
    When Trucks Stop Running (English, Paperback) Alice J. Friedemann

    Although this transportation revolution has allowed many of us to fill our homes with global goods even a past emperor would envy, our era of abundance, and the freight transport system in particular, is predicated on the affordability and high energy density of a single fuel, oil.

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  • Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide: Volume 64
    Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide: Volume 64 (English, Hardback) Colin McPhee, Jules Reed

    Core Analysis: A Best Practice Guide is a practical guide to the design of core analysis programs. Written to address the need for an updated set of recommended practices covering special core analysis and geomechanics tests, the book also provides unique insights into data quality control diagnosis and data utilization in reservoir models....

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  • Deepwater Horizon
    Deepwater Horizon (Multiple languages, Hardback) Earl Boebert

    In 2010 BP's Deepwater Horizon catastrophe spiraled into the worst human-made economic and ecological disaster in Gulf Coast history. In the most comprehensive account to date, senior systems engineers Earl Boebert and James Blossom show how corporate and engineering decisions, each one individually innocuous, interacted to create the disaster.

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  • Routes of Power
    Routes of Power (English, Paperback) Assistant Professor of History Christopher F Jones

    The fossil fuel revolution is usually a tale of advances in energy production. Christopher Jones tells a tale of advances in energy access--canals, pipelines, wires delivering cheap, abundant power to cities at a distance from production sites. Between 1820 and 1930 these new transportation networks set the U.S. on a path to fossil fuel dependence.

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  • Oil Revolution
    Oil Revolution (English, Paperback) Christopher R. W. Dietrich

    Oil Revolution chronicles the rise and fall of anti-colonial oil elites who forged a new international culture of economic dissent from the 1950s to the 1970s.

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  • River Algae
    River Algae (English, Hardback) Orlando Necchi

    The content is focused on benthic communities showing how they play an in important role in the river ecosystems. Provides also information on taxonomy of river-inhabiting algal groups, including phylogeny, distribution, collection, preservation and description of the most representative genera of algae in river benthic algal communities.  ...

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  • The Oil Curse
    The Oil Curse (English, Paperback) Michael L. Ross

    Countries that are rich in petroleum have less democracy, less economic stability, and more frequent civil wars than countries without oil. What explains this oil curse? And can it be fixed? This title looks at how developing nations are shaped by their mineral wealth - and how they can turn oil from a curse into a blessing.

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  • Energy Return on Investment
    Energy Return on Investment (English, Hardback) Charles A.S. Hall

    This authoritative but highly accessible book presents the reader with a powerful framework for understanding the critical role of the energy return on investment (EROI) in the survival and well-being of individuals, ecosystems, businesses, economies and nations.

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  • Union Power
    Union Power (English, Paperback) James Young

    If you're lucky enough to be employed today in the United States, there's about a one-in-ten chance that you're in a labor union. And even if you're part of that unionized 10 percent, chances are your union doesn't carry much economic or political clout. But this was not always the case, as historian and activist James Young shows in this vibrant story of the United Electrical Workers Union. The...

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  • Cruachan
    Cruachan (Paperback) Marian Pallister

    The remarkable success story of how a local community adapted to survive in the face of potential annihilation and a fascinating portrait of one of Scotland's most ambitious civil engineering projects.

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  • Mineral Land Rights
    Mineral Land Rights (English, Paperback) Levonne Louie

    "Ms. Louie has managed to explain the concept of ownership of mineral rights in layman's terms. This is a useful book for landowners and industry members alike." ...

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  • Century of War
    Century of War (English, Paperback) F. William Engdahl

    "Control the oil and you control entire nations," said Kissinger. Oil is an instrument of world domination in the grip of the Anglo-American empire.

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