Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the worlda€™s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanitya€™s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginnera€™s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the a€˜black stuffa€™, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.Only OPECa#39;s oil price increases brought a rapid turnaround as new federal rules (known as CAFE, Corporate Automotive Fuel Efficiency) specified gradually improving performance: the average was doubled in just twelve years, from ... Then the average performance began, finally, to improve: by 2015 the mean had reached the record level of 24.8mpg and a number of bestselling cars could do better than 30mpg: the Honda Civic delivered 33mpg in combined city/highway cycle andanbsp;...

Title:Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher:Oneworld Publications - 2017-11-02

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