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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
Within just a few decades, the aluminum industry became one of the most important raw materials industries. Manfred Knauer describes the most important phases in the development of the aluminum industry in Germany, beginning in 1886 with the invention of fused-salt electrolysis, the critical requisite for manufacturing aluminum on an industrial... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95 US$ 39.16
Beginning with the nationalized British coal industry and then raising more general issues concerning the contemporary state, Joel Krieger studies the day wage structure for face workers (National Power Loading Agreement) introduced by the National Coal Board in 1966, its consequences, and the ways in which earlier work conventions, wage structures,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16
Irvine Anderson carefully reconstructs the years between 1933 and 1950 and provides a case study of the evolution of U.S. foreign oil policy and of the complex relationships between the U.S. government and the business world. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book presents a critical analysis of the ?resource curse? doctrine and a review of the international evidence on oil and urban development to examine the role of oil on property development and rights in West Africa?s new oil metropolis - Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. It seeks answers to the following questions: In what ways did the city come into... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99
This book examines how China will most likely address its growing oil energy dependence and what the consequences will be for Indian and Japanese foreign policies. It is useful for scholars and policymakers interested in Chinese, Indian, and Japanese energy security, foreign policy, political economy, and political risk analysis. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
The first full-length survey of Britain's role in Latin America as a whole from the early 1800s to the 1950s, when influence in the region passed to the United States. Rory Miller examines the reasons for the rise and decline of British influence, and reappraises its impact on the Latin American states. Did it, as often claimed, circumscribe their... more...
- Fremantle Press 2010; US$ 12.99
Relating the story of a tiny town pitted against a strong corporation, this account strives to voice the concerns of local communities when they come into conflict with corporate profits. With the help of Erin Brockovich, the small town of Yarloop in Western Australia is fighting its powerful neighbor, Alcoa World Alumina. Their struggle is over social,... more...
- Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 42.50
Presented through 20 case studies covering Europe and the Near East, Neighbours and Successors of Rome investigates development in the production of glass and the mechanisms of the wider glass economy as part of a wider material culture in Europe and the Near East around the later first millennium AD. Though highlighting and solidifying chronology,... more...
- OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 140.00
The IEA Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2014 gives a detailed analysis of demand, supply and trade developments as well as infrastructure investments to meet the 2.2% annual growth in gas demand expected through 2019. It investigates the important changes that will transform the industry: rising regional disparities between gas-hungry regions such as... more...
- OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 140.00
As the supply revolution enters a new phase, oils role in the global energy mix is being redefined. More than ever, getting a handle on these developments is key to ensuring that energy security is maintained or enhanced, investment is appropriately targeted and resources are optimally leveraged. That makes the Medium-Term Oil Market Report's... more...