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Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives

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Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world.  It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folks.

Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil smell. Yet without it, life as we live it today would be impossible. Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted, from shopping bags to computers to medical equipment. Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it.  Indeed, oil influences every aspect of modern life. It helps shape the history, society, politics, and economy of every nation on earth.

This riveting new book explores what oil is and the role this precious resource has played in America and the world.

About the Author

ALBERT MARRIN is the author of numerous highly regarded nonfiction books for young readers, including the National Book Award finalist Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, Years of Dust, and Sitting Bull and His World. His many honors include the Washington Children's Book Guild and Washington Post Nonfiction Award for an "outstanding lifetime contribution that has enriched the field of children's literature," the James Madison Book Award for lifetime achievement, and the National Endowment for Humanities Medal awarded to him by President George W. Bush.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375859687
Author:
Marrin, Albert
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Subject:
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6.15 x 0.59 in 0.515 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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