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Blood of the Earth The Battle for the World's Vanishing Oil Resources

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ISBN-10: 1560255447

ISBN-13: 9781560255444

Edition: 2007

Authors: Dilip Hiro

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When the Great Powers switched from coal to oil to run their navies just before World War I, it heralded a change in global politics comparable to the introduction of gunpowder in 1040. Oil became the chief strategic weapon of war. The victors' conclusion that oil-the "blood of the earth"-proved to be the "blood of victory" in that war has applied to all major conflagrations since. With petroleum becoming an indispensable part of modern life-from fertilizers and gasoline to plastics, polyethylene, and pharmaceuticals-it has emerged as the prized commodity for which wars are fought.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Maps, Charts, and Illustrations
Introduction: Midland to Al Dukhan; Emptying Texan Oil Wells to Gushing Persian Gulf Oil Fields
Oil: A Biography
The Search for Oil
In Every Pore of Western Life
A Finite Resource
Geopolitics of Oil
Speed, Oil, and Wars-Up to 1973
Oil in War and Peace-1974 to Present
The Caspian Oil Bonanza and Other Pipe Dreams
China: A Dragon Crashes into the Global Geopolitical Game
India: A Giant Rising, Thirsty for Oil
Alternatives to Oil: Finite and Renewable
Finite Alternatives to Oil: Natural Gas, Coal, and Uranium
Car and Internal Combustion Engine: A Divorce on the Horizon
Renewable Energy and Rising Global Temperature: A Race
Summary and Conclusions
Select Bibliography
About the Author