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User Review  - rsummer - LibraryThing

Based on a barrel of oil costing over $100.00 , Rubin details how much our lifestyle is connected to oil. Rich western countries were built on cheap oil. Dramatic changes will ensue and rapidly if oil ... Read full review

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Great book. Highly suggested if you don't really understand why gas and commodities cost so much money... A little redundant and perhaps even short sighted at times, but overall an informative and optimistic argument in the 'Peak Oil' debate...

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Brian Ross - Goodreads

It doesn't hurt to know some economics, but Rubin does an excellent job of cataloguing the forces at work and then connecting the dots to likely outcomes. The power of the book is not so much ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Tin Wee - Goodreads

This book is amazingly easy to read. The basic premise is that oil underpins modern economy - it is essential to making plastics, affects all transportation costs and is thus part of the cost of ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - stinaz - Goodreads

Interesting and well backed up economic (and otherwise forecast) about the implications of a world post peak oil. Rubin knows his stuff and shows in no uncertain terms how the decline of oil (and ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

Peak Oil. If you have not heard the term, look it up and absorb all the information you can find, because in the next few decades, Peak Oil is going to drastically change the world as we know it. The ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Muneeb - Goodreads

I've been interested by the concept of peak oil for a while now. I had heard of this book before n I found this by luck in the University Library. This book was a very thought-provoking book. The ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Jeff Crunk - Goodreads

This book is about oil depletion and its economic repercussions. It's about a watershed event in history that many refer to as “peak oil.” Just as 16th century European cartographers tried to ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Mitch - Goodreads

Very thought-provoking book. The author details all the ways our current society is built around cheap oil. Transportation is obvious, but he then goes into all the aspects of our society that must ... Read full review

Review: Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

User Review  - Keith Akers - Goodreads

This is a generally good book about oil depletion and its economic effects. I came to it already familiar with the concept of "peak oil," but I think it is a good basic explanation of what peak oil is ... Read full review


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