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Daniel Yergin was born in Los Angeles on February 6, 1947. He received a B. A. from Yale University in 1968 and an M. A. and Ph. D. from Cambridge University. Yergin is the chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the vice chairman of the Global Decisions Group and has chaired the U. S. mostra'n més Department of Energy Task Force on the future of energy research. He is the author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was made into a PBS/BBC series. His other published works include Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State, The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Energy Future (1979) — Editor — 73 exemplars
The Dependence Dilemma (1984) 2 exemplars
Petrol 1 exemplars

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Fascinating history of the oil business. Did you know that supply and demand for oil didn't reach equalibrium until 1970? That explains the disappearance of full service, free road maps, etc.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Dec 23, 2023 |
This is an excellent book and one I recommend. It is a history of oil and the oil industry, covering about 150 years. If you want to learn about the evolution of oil and how it affects our world, then this is a super place to start.

Daniel Yergin divided his book into four distinct sections, which help you understand the phases of the oil industry. The tale began with discoveries, entrepreneurs, and growth from industries like automotive.

Then, he moved to World War I and Churchill's promotion of oil as a fuel in place of coal. It was then that coal truly became international. Daniel Yergin perfectly explained the importance of oil to a country's geopolitical strength and energy security.

What is missing? The role that traders like Marc Rich played in the industry.

I hope someone - or Daniel - writes a sequel.
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RajivC | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Nov 5, 2023 |
I found the historical sections the most interesting. I've lived through the more recent geopolitics, which made that part feel like a rehashing of recent headlines. OTOH, this was an informative, comprehensive overview of important topics and how the world has gotten to where it is.
 
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zot79 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
need to finish
students recommend
PBS video series available too
 
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pollycallahan | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |

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