Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Pages: 240
Subject: Politics, Economics, Current Affairs, Nature
Imprint: Oneworld

Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Vaclav Smil

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.
Paperback
9781851685714 (8 Feb 2008)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95
Paperback
9781786072863 (2 Nov 2017)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.99

The Book

Oil is the lifeblood of the modern world. Without it, there would be no planes, no plastic, no exotic produce, and a global political landscape few would recognise. Humanity's dependence upon oil looks set to continue for decades to come, but what is it?

Fully updated and packed with fascinating facts to fuel dinner party debate, Professor Vaclav Smil's Oil: A Beginner's Guide explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff', from its discovery in the earth right through to the controversy that surrounds it today.

Additional Information

Subject Politics, Economics, Current Affairs, Nature
Pages 240
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written 40 books and nearly 500 papers on energy, environment and technical advances. In 2015 he received the OPEC Award for Research.

Reviews

'"There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil"

- Bill Gates

"Everything most people — including most economists and investment advisors — should know about the physics and economics of oil."

- National Post

"In a fluent, easy style [Smil] delves into the world of oil from its discovery on the ground through to its effect on prices at the petrol pumps, and to its impact on future generations."

- The Good Book Guide

"a well-balanced, concise, and readable synthesis of oil-related facts and history."

- Technology and Culture

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