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  • Crude Realityby Brian C. Black

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 26.99

    This concise, accessible introduction to the history of oil tells the story of how petroleum shaped human life since it was first discovered leaking inconspicuously from the soil. Leading environmental history specialist Brian C. Black connects the subsequent exploitation of petroleum to patterns in world history while tracing the intricate links... more...

  • Alternative Energyby Brian C. Black; Richard Flarend

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    As this book makes clear, civilization cannot long continue to ride on an oil slick. Worldwide, many people have come to see dependence on coal, and especially on oil, not only as unsustainable, but as profoundly destabilizing, both environmentally and politically. While ever-increasing demands continue to be placed on "mainstream" energy... more...

  • Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharataby Simon Brodbeck; Brian Black

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it is the definitive cultural narrative in the construction... more...

  • Global Warmingby PH. D. BRIAN C. BLACK; GARY WEISEL

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Global Warming takes one of the hot-button issues of our time and surveys it in historical context, creating an intellectual portrait of the multi-century shifts in thinking that have led to gradual acceptance of the concept. The book summarizes pertinent aspects of geology, earth science, and climate science in easy-to-read terms. It then frames this... more...

  • Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes]by Brian Black; David Hassenzahl; Jennie Stephens; Gary Weisel; Nancy Gift

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 399.00

    This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. more...

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