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Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History

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Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History - Black, Brian C
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This concise, accessible introduction to the history of oil tells the story of how petroleum shaped human life since it was first discovered leaking inconspicuously from the soil. Leading environmental history specialist Brian C. Black connects the subsequent exploitation of petroleum to patterns in world history while tracing the intricate links between energy and people after 1850. Today, we see the disastrous results of environmental degradation, political instability, and world economic disparity in the waning years of ...

Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History 2012, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742556546

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