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

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

by Dilip Hiro

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780143104018 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 427

Binding

Paperback

Dilip Hiro

Author: Dilip Hiro
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 427
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143104018

Description

In his new book, veteran Middle East Journalist Dilip Hiro offers a detailed account of how and why the planet’s limited supply of oil has come to revolutionize human behavior, politics and warfare across the globe.

As a scientists in Paris finalize their report on the adverse effects of human-caused emissions on climate change, a new book offers a detailed account of how and why the planet’s limited supply of oil has come to revolutionize human behavior, politics and warfare across the globe. “Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources” is a detailed account of the history of oil. It reveals that when states replaced coal with oil, they scrambled to meet an unprecedented global energy demand.

The book details how states have attempted to meet a growing thirst for oil through economic expansion and all-out war. It also explores developments in alternative and renewable sources of energy. With us now is the author of the book, Dilip Hiro. He is a veteran journalist on the Middle East. His trilogy of books on Iraq and Iran are considered some of the most definitive histories of the wars in the Persian Gulf.

Dilip Hiro. Veteran journalist on the Middle East. His trilogy of books on Iraq and Iran are considered some of the most definitive histories of the wars in the Persian Gulf. His latest book is called “Blood of the Earth: The Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources.”

Contents

List of Maps, Charts, and illustrations
Maps
Preface to the Indian Edition
Preface
Introduction

PART - 1
OIL: A BIOGRAPHY
The Search for Oil
In Every Pore of Western Life
A Finite Resource

PART - 2
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 Global Geo-political Game
India: A Giant Rising, Thirsty for Oil

PART - 3
ALTERNATIVES TO OIL: FINITE AND RENEWABLE
Finite Alternative to Oil: Natural Gas, Coal and uranium
Car and International Combustion Engine
A Divorce on the Horizon
Renewable Energy and Rising Global Temperature. A Race

Summary and Conclusions
Epilogue
Notes
Chronology
Select Bibliography
Index

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