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Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

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Publisher Comments:

Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather, it is certain to decline--perhaps rapidly--forever forward. Meanwhile, over the past century, we have developed lifestyles firmly rooted in the promise of an endless, cheap supply. In this book, David Goodstein, professor of physics at Caltech, explains the underlying scientific principles of the inevitable fossil fuel shortage we face. He outlines the drastic effects a fossil fuel shortage will bring down on us. And he shows that there is an important silver lining to the need to switch to other sources of energy, for when we have burned up all the available oil, the earth's climate will have moved toward a truly life-threatening state. With its easy-to-grasp explanations of the science behind every aspect of our most urgent environmental policy decisions, Out of Gas is a handbook for the future of civilization.

Book News Annotation:

Counting up the human cost of the age of oil is impossible, not only because there are too many damaged people to count but also because many have developed the habit of turning away from the situation altogether. Goodstein gives hope that the earth may be able to survive the end of the age of oil as he describes the importance of fossil fuels over time and the myths that have developed around them, the role of electricity and radiant energy, the nature of heat engines and entropy, some technological fixes, and an idea of what the future can hold. He includes a new postscript for this edition.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Counting up the human cost of the age of oil is impossible, not only because there are too many damaged people to count but also because many have developed the habit of turning away from the situation altogether. Goodstein gives hope that the earth may be able to survive the end of the age of oil as he describes the importance of fossil fuels over time and the myths that have developed around them, the role of electricity and radiant energy, the nature of heat engines and entropy, some technological fixes, and an idea of what the future can hold. He includes a new postscript for this edition. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."'"Frank Richn

Synopsis:

Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel?

Synopsis:

Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In The Boy Who Followed Ripley(1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

Synopsis:

With its easy-to-grasp explanations of the science behind every aspect of our most urgent environmental policy decisions, "Out of Gas" is a handbook for the future of civilization.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith, who died in Switzerland in 1995, wrote more than thirty novels, including Strangers on a Trainand The Price of Salt, as well as numerous short stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393326475
Author:
Goodstein, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Highsmith, Patricia
Subject:
Petroleum
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
Petroleum reserves.
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Norton Pbk
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.28x5.58x.40 in. .33 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393326475 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."'"Frank Richn

"Synopsis" by , Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel?
"Synopsis" by , Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In The Boy Who Followed Ripley(1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).
"Synopsis" by , With its easy-to-grasp explanations of the science behind every aspect of our most urgent environmental policy decisions, "Out of Gas" is a handbook for the future of civilization.
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