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In the 20th century, the availability and low cost of oil triggered the industrial growth and development of the worlds leading economies. Today, cheap, accessible oil supplies are dwindling, and the true cost to the worlds environment of our profligate use of "black gold" is becoming clearer. America is embroiled in warfare and diplomacy to retain its hold on the Persian Gulf, the worlds richest petroleum-producing region. In this new entry in the popular Groundwood Guides series, James Laxer tells the story of the rise of the giant petroleum companies and how they seized control of oil fields and markets worldwide. Laxer explains the relationship between oil, geopolitics, and money, and he examines how different parts of the world — both users and suppliers — relate differently to this commodity. Finally, he describes the stark choices humanity faces as oil supplies decrease and climate change, intensified by the burning of petroleum and coal, threatens earth's future.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888998163
Author:
Laxer, James
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Eco Logy
Subject:
World politics - 21st century
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Groundwork Guides
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 5 oz
Age Level:
14-17

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