End of Oil On the Edge of a Perilous New World

ISBN-10: 0618562117

ISBN-13: 9780618562114

Edition: 2004

Authors: Paul Roberts

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You live in this world. You use oil. You must read this book. The situation is alarming and irrefutable: within thirty years, even by conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that is readily available to us. Already, the costly side effects of dependence on fossil fuel are taking their toll. Even as oil-related conflict threatens entire nations, individual consumers are suffering from higher prices at the gas pump, rising health problems, and the grim prospect of long-term environmental damage. In this frank and balanced investigation, Paul Roberts offers a timely wake-up call. He talks to both oil optimists and oil pessimists, delves deep into the economics and politics of oil, and considers the promises and pitfalls of alternatives such as wind power, hybrid cars, and hydrogen. A new afterword brings the book up to the minute. Brisk, immediate, and accessible, this is essential reading for anyone who uses oil, which is to say every one of us.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Paul Roberts is the author of The End of Oil and The End of Food. As a journalist, his writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. He was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1999, and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award in 2005. Roberts appears regularly on TV and radio. He lives in Washington State.

Prologue
The Free Ride
Lighting the Fire
The Last of the Easy Oil
The Future's So Bright
Energy Is Power
Too Hot
On the Road to Nowhere
Give the People What They Want
Big Oil Gets Anxious
And Now for Something Completely Different
Less Is More
Into the Blue
Energy Security
The Invisible Hand
Digging In Our Heels
How Do We Get There?
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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