Earth Wars The Battle for Global Resources

ISBN-10: 1118152883

ISBN-13: 9781118152881

Edition: 2012

Authors: Geoff Hiscock
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Description: An in-depth look at our energy futureThis book looks at one of the big issues of our time: the global competition for scarce resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders such as Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia. Whether it is the rare metal lithium from a salt pan in the Andes, gas from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are desperate to ensure the security of their future energy supplies. The same goes for food and water as contamination and over-use take their toll. In this wide-ranging work, international business journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the problems, potential solutions, and inevitable tensions in the great global resources scramble.

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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166

The Busy Book series enables author JOHN SCHINDEL to combine his love of animal photography with writing for children. He lives his busy, busy life with his two daughters in Oakland, California. Reknowned nature photographer LUIZ CLAUDIO MARIGO traveled two continents, through deep rain forest and scorching savanna to bring us the stunning photographs inBusy Monkeys.He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with his wife, Cecilia.

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Introduction
The Four Essentials: Food, Water, Energy, Metals
Geographical Flashpoints: The Trouble with Lines on a Map
The Key Players: Diggers, Drillers, and Dealers
Food and Water: Where the Rivers Run
"Going Out" for Energy: China and India Stake Their Claims
Old Coal Still Burning Brightly
Going Nuclear in a Post-Fukushima World
New Energy-Clean, Green, and Expensive
Coppery Red, the Colour of Earth's True Love
Finding Steel's Essential Ingredients
U.S. Energy: Hail to the Shale
Japan after the Deluge
Bracok (Brazil, Russia, Australia, Canada, Qatar, Kazakhstan) is the New BRIC
The Up and Comers: Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Mexico
What Happens Next: A Host of Global Opportunities
Conclusion: A World So Changed
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index
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