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Mineral industries. Metal trade

  • The Looting Machineby Tom Burgis

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other “emerging markets? have transformed their economies, Africa?s resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. While Africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world?s reserves... more...

  • John D. Rockefeller on Making Moneyby John D. Rockefeller

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Advice and words of wisdom from the greatest American businessman and philanthropist. John D. Rockefeller is considered to be the wealthiest man to have ever lived, after adjusting for inflation. An American businessman who made his wealth as a cofounder and leading figure of the Standard Oil Company, he also had a pivotal role in creating our... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectorsby Andrei V. Belyi; Kim Talus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Research on the role of states and markets in the hydrocarbon sector is highly topical in contemporary International Political Economy. This edited collection will approach this subject from a broader perspective, investigating the very essence of the interaction between the state and the market and how this varies on a regional basis. more...

  • Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2014by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2014 provides IEA forecasts on coal markets for the coming five years as well as an in-depth analysis of recent developments in global coal demand, supply and trade. The fourth annual report shows that, while China will continue to dominate global coal markets between now and the end of the decade, India and Southeast... more...

  • Access to Energyby Melvin A. Conant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Conant explores how the transformation of oil from a commercial commodity to a strategic raw material have changed the face of world energy politics. In an increasingly interdependent world, Conant questions the right of any nation to withold vital supplies from other countries. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Economics of Kentucky Coalby Curtis E. Harvey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The energy problem confronting the United States has focused attention on Kentucky's coal. Mr. Harvey here presents a comprehensive analysis of the coal industry in Kentucky, which consistently produces more than a fifth of the nation's coal. Because the coal industries in eastern and western Kentucky differ in many respects, Mr. Harvey has analyzed... more...

  • Coal In Appalachiaby Curtis E. Harvey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Coal, the nation's most abundant fossil fuel and the only one that is exported, represents one of our most valuable natural resources. This study undertakes a thorough review of the economics of the Appalachian coal industry. It establishes, first of all, the international framework within which the American and the Appalachian coal industry function.... more...