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  • Manufacturing of Concrete Products and Precast Elementsby Helmut Kuch; Jörg-Henry Schwabe; Ulrich Palzer

    Verlag Bau+Technik 2013; US$ 45.41

    The flexible use of prefabricated concrete products requires a continuously increasing diversity with regard to fresh concrete mix designs and properties, moulding processes, surface finishes and product characteristics. This trend imposes ever-higher requirements on manufacturers of the associated production equipment and on precast plants. The main... more...

  • Myths of the Oil Boom: American National Security in a Global Energy Marketby Steve A. Yetiv

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The last decade has seen a far-reaching revolution in the oil industry, both in the US and globally. By some measures, America is on pace to become the world's biggest oil producer, an outcome that was inconceivable just a few years ago. But what does this shift really mean for American and global security? In Myths of the Oil Boom, Steve A. Yetiv,... more...

  • OPECby Mohammed E. Ahrari

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    A glut of oil, dropping prices, the threat of insolvency, a divided membership -- these developments in the early weeks of 1985 underline the cogency of Mohammed Ahrari's historical study of the OPEC oil cartel and his argument that economic forces, not politics, determine OPEC's action in the world arena. The impetus for the formation of OPEC in... more...

  • Our Land, Our Oil!by Stefano Casertano

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 79.99

    Stefano Casertano explores the connections between the presence of energy natural resources and the development of "local nationalism" in the producing regions. In particular, he applies a specific focus on those cases where such nationalism leads to secession attempts. The research is based on eight case studies in Bolivia, Sudan, Malaysia, Indonesia,... more...

  • Réunion tripartite sur l’avenir de l’emploi dans le secteur du tabacby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2003; US$ 13.50

    Examines the future of employment in the tobacco industry and makes recommendations to the social partners for achieving decent work objectives in the sector. Includes texts of resolutions adopted by the Meeting. more...

  • Uranium 2009by OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 182.00

     . With several countries currently building nuclear power plants and planning the construction of more to meet long-term increases in electricity demand, uranium resources, production and demand remain topics of notable interest. In response to the projected growth in demand for uranium and declining inventories, the uranium industry – the... more...

  • The Aluminium Industryby James R. King

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 795.00

    Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust but, because aluminium was isolated experimentally only in 1827 and produced in commercial quantities only after 1886, its production and use is many times less than that of iron. However over twice as much aluminium is produced as copper and the annual percentage growth in its consumption between... more...

  • Aramco, the United States, and Saudi Arabiaby Jr. Irvine H. Anderson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    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...

  • Blazer and Ashland Oilby Joseph L. Massie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Tracing the evolution of the Ashland Oil & Refining Company whose growth was phenomenal even in a rapidly expanding industry, author Joseph L. Massie attributes the success of the company to the flexible management policies of Paul G. Blazer. more...

  • Britain and Latin America in the 19th and 20th Centuriesby Rory Miller

    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...