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  • Money Pitsby John Woodland

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Between 1849 and 1853, shares in nearly 120 public companies to exploit the booming goldfields of California and Australia were offered to the British public. The companies were collectively capitalised at over £15 million, but in the end only some £1.75 million was raised between 42 of them, with only one company surviving what the newspapers... more...

  • Öl und Souveränitätby Rüdiger Graf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 77.00

    The importance of oil for modern economic and political regimes increased during the economic boom of the post-war decades. Yet in 1973?1974, rising oil prices and reduced production raised the specter of an uncertain future. Rüdiger Graf examines the national and international strategies formulated to deal with this challenge to political... 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...

  • The World After Cheap Oilby Rauli Partanen; Harri Paloheimo; Heikki Waris

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Substantial evidence suggests that we are currently living at the peak of oil production with few prospects for cheap oil ever returning. Yet the media, politicians and regular people have hardly started to talk about what this means. Oil literally runs our societies from transportation to food production to economic activity. Without oil, everything... more...

  • The Colder Warby Marin Katusa

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United States There is a new cold war underway, driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe. In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp , energy expert Marin Katusa takes a look at... more...

  • Hundert Jahre Aluminiumindustrie in Deutschland (1886-1986)by Manfred Knauer

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 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 scale. more...

  • Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000by Mats Ingulstad; Andrew Perchard; Espen Storli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation and helped feed both the armies of the great powers and the masses of the new urban society. The trouble with tin was that economically... more...

  • Natural Gas Information 2014by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 231.00

    This detailed reference work on gas supply and demand covers not only OECD countries but also the rest of the world. It contains essential information on LNG and pipeline trade, gas reserves, storage capacity and prices. The main part of the book, however, concentrates on OECD countries, showing a detailed gas supply and demand balance for each... more...

  • Coal Information 2014by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 231.00

    Coal Information provides a comprehensive review of the historical and current market trends in the world coal sector, including 2013 preliminary data. An introduction, notes, definitions and auxiliary information are provided in Part I. Part II of the publication provides a review of the world coal market in 2013, while Part III provides a statistical... more...

  • A Line in the Tar Sandsby Toban Black; Stephen D'Arcy; Tony Weis; Joshua Kahn Russell; Naomi Klein; Bill McKibben

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to marry quite explicitly concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet. Tar sands ?development? comes with an enormous environmental... more...