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The Resource The energy of slaves : oil and the new servitude, Andrew Nikiforuk

The energy of slaves : oil and the new servitude, Andrew Nikiforuk

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The energy of slaves : oil and the new servitude
Title
The energy of slaves
Title remainder
oil and the new servitude
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Nikiforuk
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Oil and the new servitude
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Language
eng
Summary
Ancient civilizations routinely relied on the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early 19th century, the slave trade became one of the most profitable enterprises on the planet. Economists described the system as necessary for progress. The abolition movement that finally triumphed in the 1850s had an invisible ally: coal and oil. As the world's most portable and versatile workers, fossil fuels replenished slavery's ranks with combustion engines and other labor-saving tools. Since then, oil has changed the course of human life on a global scale. But as best-selling author Andrew Nikiforuk argues in this provocative book, we still behave like slaveholders in the way we use energy, and that urgently needs to change
Summary
Advocates for an ethical approach to oil consumption that would erase the slaveholder mentality that many have with respect to their energy usage, calling for an end to a system that promotes entitlement and supports inequality
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10168817
Cataloging source
Nz
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1955-
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Nikiforuk, Andrew
Dewey number
333.8/232
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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David Suzuki Foundation
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True
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Energy policy
  • Energy policy
  • Energy policy
  • Energy policy
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Target audience
adult
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oil and the new servitude
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The energy of slaves : oil and the new servitude, Andrew Nikiforuk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-269) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Peak science
  • The petrostate
  • The surplus devolution
  • Oil and happiness
  • Japan and the fragility of the petroleum age
  • The energy of slaves
  • Slaves to energy
  • The oil pioneer
  • The new servitude
  • The unsettling of agriculture
  • The Viagra of the species
  • The urban fire
  • The economist's delusion
Control code
ocn881180093
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781771640107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881180093
Label
The energy of slaves : oil and the new servitude, Andrew Nikiforuk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Peak science
  • The petrostate
  • The surplus devolution
  • Oil and happiness
  • Japan and the fragility of the petroleum age
  • The energy of slaves
  • Slaves to energy
  • The oil pioneer
  • The new servitude
  • The unsettling of agriculture
  • The Viagra of the species
  • The urban fire
  • The economist's delusion
Control code
ocn881180093
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781771640107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881180093

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