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The Resource The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world, by Daniel Yergin

The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world, by Daniel Yergin

Label
The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world
Title
The quest
Title remainder
energy, security and the remaking of the modern world
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel Yergin
Title variation
Global race for energy, money, and power
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize--winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future."--Publisher description
Summary
Demonstrates how the competition to solve pressing energy problems has become an engine of political and economic change and shares inside stories of current and developing energy sources from different world regions
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
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10009834
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Yergin, Daniel
Dewey number
333.79
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Power resources
  • World politics
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Power resources
  • World politics
Target audience
adult
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energy, security and the remaking of the modern world
Label
The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world, by Daniel Yergin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [732]-787) 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
Part 1: The new world of oil. Russia returns ; The Caspian derby ; Across the Caspian ; "Supermajors" ; The petro-state ; Aggregate disruption ; War in Iraq ; The demand shock ; China's rise ; China in the fast lane -- Part 2: Securing the supply. Is the world running out of oil? ; Unconventional ; The security of energy ; Shifting sands in the Persian Gulf ; Gas on water ; The natural gas revolution -- Part 3: The electric age. Alternating currents ; The nuclear cycle ; Breaking the bargain ; The urgency of fuel choice -- Part 4: Climate and carbon. Glacial change ; The age of discovery ; The road to Rio ; Making a market ; On the global agenda ; In search of consensus -- Part 5: New energies. Rebirth of renewables ; Science experiment ; Alchemy of shining light ; Mystery of wind ; The fifth fuel - efficiency ; Closing the conservation gap -- Part 6: Road to the future. Carbohydrate man ; Internal fire ; The great electric car experiment -- Conclusion: "A great revolution"
Control code
ocn775418804
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated.
Extent
xii, 820 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780143121947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)775418804
Label
The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world, by Daniel Yergin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [732]-787) 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
Part 1: The new world of oil. Russia returns ; The Caspian derby ; Across the Caspian ; "Supermajors" ; The petro-state ; Aggregate disruption ; War in Iraq ; The demand shock ; China's rise ; China in the fast lane -- Part 2: Securing the supply. Is the world running out of oil? ; Unconventional ; The security of energy ; Shifting sands in the Persian Gulf ; Gas on water ; The natural gas revolution -- Part 3: The electric age. Alternating currents ; The nuclear cycle ; Breaking the bargain ; The urgency of fuel choice -- Part 4: Climate and carbon. Glacial change ; The age of discovery ; The road to Rio ; Making a market ; On the global agenda ; In search of consensus -- Part 5: New energies. Rebirth of renewables ; Science experiment ; Alchemy of shining light ; Mystery of wind ; The fifth fuel - efficiency ; Closing the conservation gap -- Part 6: Road to the future. Carbohydrate man ; Internal fire ; The great electric car experiment -- Conclusion: "A great revolution"
Control code
ocn775418804
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated.
Extent
xii, 820 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780143121947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)775418804

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