The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 20, 2011 - History - 832 pages
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A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them.

The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising  insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.
  

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

This is something quite extraordinary. A sprawling, epic story covering energy and its effects on policy, with characters and topics and events from the beginning of the industrial revolution to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

Sprawling, disorganized book about energy, mainly oil and natural gas but also a bit about nuclear, wind, solar, batteries, biofuels, etc. Zips back and forth across timelines and continents in a way ... Read full review

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A GREAT REVOLUTION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CREDITS
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
MAPS
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About the author (2011)

DANIEL B. YERGIN is one of the most influential voices on energy in the world and a highly respected authority on international politics and economics. Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize, which became a number one bestseller. He received the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” He is the chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. His other books include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy; Russia 2010; and Shattered Peace.

[www.danielyergin.com]

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