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  • Oil and Gas in Africaby The African Development Bank

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 89.99

    The book, a joint work of the African Development Bank and the African Union, presents a comprehensive analysis of the oil and gas resources in Africa. It uniquely highlights, through country examples, and with an African focus but a global perspective, the specific challenges and constraints facing the continent as a whole in the exploitation and... more...

  • The Renaissance of American Steelby Roger S. Ahlbrandt; Richard J. Fruehan; Frank Giarratani

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 49.99

    By the end of the 1980s, the once mighty U.S. steel industry seemed on its last legs. More than a quarter of a million jobs had been lost, and communities like Pittsburgh and Bethlehem were devastated. Yet today, the industry again stands as a world-class competitor. In The Renaissance of American Steel, Roger Ahlbrandt, Richard Fruehan, and Frank... 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...

  • Caspianby Shirin Akiner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history. more...

  • Oil Wealth in Central Africa: Policies for Inclusive Growthby Bernardin Akitoby; Sharmini Coorey

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50

    Despite its vast oil wealth, central Africa still struggles to sustain strong, inclusive economic growth or to generate sufficient employment opportunities, particularly for its fast-growing youth population. Drawing on new research, Oil Wealth in Central Africa lays out the macroeconomic and growth challenges facing the region; examines oil wealth... more...

  • Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North Americaby J. Brian Alford; Mark S. Peterson; Christopher C. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems.? Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters... more...

  • Undermining the Japanese Miracleby Matthew Allen

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 44.00

    This book, first published in 1995, is about the underside of Japan's economic miracle. more...

  • The Economy of Iraq: Oil, Wars, Destruction of Development and Prospects, 1950-2010by Abbas Alnasrawi

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 124.00

    The economy of Iraq has fluctuated wildly since the 1950s. It has been affected by changes in governments, by wars, and by general instability. This book analyzes a complex subject and is especially timely at this critical juncture in the history of Iraq, the Middle East, and international relations. Abbas Alnasrawi traces the growth of the Iraqi... more...

  • Iraq's Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopmentby Abbas Alnasrawi

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 113.00

    Oil revenue has been an economic curse for Iraq. In the second half of the 20th century the international oil sector shaped Iraq's economy, forcing it to rely too heavily on revenue brought in by oil production and exports. Iraq's failure to use copious oil rents to diversify the economy has proven disastrous for its people and economy. Its over-reliance... more...

  • King of Oilby Daniel Ammann

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2010; US$ 23.11

    Als Sohn deutschsprachiger Juden floh Marc Rich während des Zweiten Weltkriegs in die USA. Als Rohstoffhändler brach er in den Siebzigerjahren das Kartell der großen Ölkonzerne. Als Herr über das "schwarze Gold" wurde er 17 Jahre lang von amerikanischen Agenten gejagt. Nun nimmt der mysteriöse Milliardär erstmals Stellung. Marc Rich, Gründer... more...