The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World

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Penguin, 2012 - Energy security - 832 pages
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Energy, and the power and riches that come with it, is the driving force in our world. In The Quest, his bestselling follow-up to The Prize, Daniel Yergin shows how the battle for energy is radically reshaping the globe - from the rise of China to the return of Russia to the Arab Spring - and looks at what the future holds. Are we really running out of oil? How can we keep the world going and protect our environment and security? Will we soon all drive electric cars? Can renewables work on a large scale? What will the next crisis be? The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

'If you were in any doubt about what makes the world go round, Daniel Yergin can enlighten you.' Sunday Times

'A masterly piece of work . . . required reading.' Economist

'A fantastic book . . . Yergin gives you a great appreciation for all teh dynamics that are shaping our energy future.' Bill Gates

'Daniel Yergin is the closest thing we have to an energy seer.' Washington Post

'The Quest will be necessary reading for CEOs, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers . . . and many others.' The New York Times

'Richly textured with original material, quirky details, and amusing anecdotes.' Wall Street Journal

'Compelling . . . impressive . . . enjoyable.' Observer

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A good educational book, global in scope. - Goodreads

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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Making of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin This book was on a recommended reading list produced by the State Department under the "(Geographic) Area Studies ... Read full review

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Energy debates in the US public policy are focused around independence and oil. Yergin details the development, production, history and economics of the various energy resources that are used right ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the United States Energy Award for 'lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.' He is both a world-recognized author and a business leader, as well as executive vice president of IHS.

Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for his work The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which became a number one best seller and was made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. The book has been translated into 17 languages and has just been released in a new updated edition.

Yergin holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

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