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DANIEL B. YERGIN is one of the most influential voices on energy in the world and a highly respected authority on international politics and economics. Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize, which became a number one bestseller. He received the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” He is the chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. His other books include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy; Russia 2010; and Shattered Peace.
Yergin work puts the information in a concise form for any person to understand this very complex issue.
If you are at all interested in oil/energy and how it shapes our world, both present and past, then you need to read this book.
Even with these great qualities, I have to give four stars for this book, because: 1- This book has some small mistakes.
This book was on a recommended reading list produced by the State Department under the "(Geographic) Area Studies" subheading. Read morePublished 18 days ago by JustinHoca
Fair, factual, and well written. Excellent introduction to the world of energy for any adult, but even more valuable to any budding scientist in engineering, chemistry,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Mears
I was assigned to read this book in my graduate school class on Wind Energy, although this book covers every viable form of energy available today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Whiskey Mike
It is a big book, skilfully documented and informative. Unfortunately, although it starts off well as a continuation of his early work "The Prize" unfortunately it then drifts off... Read morePublished 1 month ago by BernardZ
One of the best books providing an overview of the history of energy, but much longer than it needed to be!Published 2 months ago by Chris Sklarin
Detailed, comprehensive history of the oil industry. Fascinating reading.Published 2 months ago by Peter H