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The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future
The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future
by Mason Inman
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars M. King Hubbert, March 30, 2016
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I am reading The Oracle of Oil by Mason Inman. It is well researched and well written. I rank it with the all time best books on energy. I say energy because King Hubbert also developed expertise on nuclear power and solar energy. Hubbert discovered how fracking worked about six decades ago. He first contemplated resource limits as a college student during the 1920’s. He became involved with Technocracy during the depression years. He first did oil field work while going to college. After joining the Columbia Geology Department, he attempted to bridge the gap between geology and physics. Later he worked for the US Government and Shell. Hubbert was awarded the Vetlesen Prize, the closest equivalent of a Nobel Prize for petroleum scientists.


The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
by Joel K. Bourne Jr
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.25
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I would have given it a good review except for the atrocious treatment of petroleum, October 12, 2015
I found this book in my local library. I would have given it a good review except for the atrocious treatment of petroleum. Energy was rarely mentioned but I did notice on page 316 "... make the demographic transition with renewable energy instead of coal, gas, and oil" I suggest that this is a clear road to starvation. For current discussions of peak oil and renewables I recommend http://peakoilbarrel.com/


Miles Kimball 3 Pair Value Pack Reading Glasses
Miles Kimball 3 Pair Value Pack Reading Glasses
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1.0 out of 5 stars No 3.50, December 15, 2012
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OK except that unfortunately they do not have the diopter strength that I desire. I see 3.00 and 4.00 but nothing in between


The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
by Daniel Yergin
Edition: Hardcover
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14 of 60 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Oil Drum, September 25, 2011
I am currently reading this book on my Kindle. It is an interesting historical document but misleading in some respects. For extensive discussion see posts at The Oil Drum including [..] ASPO-USA (Association for Study of Peak Oil) will be meeting in Washington DC Nov 2-5 2011. The French geologist Jean Laherrere, a Yergin critic, will be one of the speakers at this meeting.
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World Made by Hand: A Novel
World Made by Hand: A Novel
by James Howard Kunstler
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ape and Essence, March 27, 2008
A good read. I was reminded of the Aldous Huxley novel Ape and Essence. It also featured a post-apocalyptic post nuclear war scenario. One of the high points was when survivors found a new fuel supply, buried books that once belonged to the Los Angeles Public Library


And Justice for Some: An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free
And Justice for Some: An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free
by Wendy Murphy
Edition: Hardcover
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26 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Broomstick girl, October 1, 2007
For more on Wendy's atrocious behavior throughout the Duke rape frame, read Until Proven Innocent by Stuart Taylor and K. C. Johnson. She is mentioned 10 times in the index. To my knowledge she has yet to apologize.


Over a Barrel: Breaking the Middle East Oil Cartel
Over a Barrel: Breaking the Middle East Oil Cartel
by Raymond J. Learsy
Edition: Hardcover
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OPEC and Natural Gas, December 19, 2005
Learsy was touting his book on C-Span last night. He did not present any scientific evidence for his opinions. He made no attempt to correct audience statements such as 'most of the Alaskan oil is shipped to Japan'. He did not address the imminent natural gas crisis. The cost of natural gas has gone up more than gasoline. Does Learsy belive that OPEC controls production of natural gas in the US?


Silent Witness: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death
Silent Witness: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death
by Mark Fuhrman
Edition: Hardcover
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63 of 135 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fiction, June 29, 2005
This is largely a book of innuendo, speculation and fiction. It's enough to make one wonder if Michael Skakel is innocent.


The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
by Peter W. Huber
Edition: Hardcover
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45 of 117 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Followed by Helen Caldicott, March 8, 2005
Peter Huber was on C-Span 2 last Sunday. He lets us know that $50 oil will not last since oil can be produced from Canadian sands for $20. It should be amusing to follow this prediction. Is he unaware of net energy questions and EROEI? He was followed by three hours of Dr. Helen Caldicott which believe it or not, was easier to take.
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