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Black Gold

The Story Of Oil In Our Lives

By Albert Marrin

Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world.  It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folks.

Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil smell. Yet without it, life as we live it today would be impossible. Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted, from shopping bags to computers to medical equipment. Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it.  Indeed, oil influences every aspect of modern life. It helps shape the history, society, politics, and economy of every nation on earth.

This riveting new book explores what oil is and the role this precious resource has played in America and the world.

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  • T SCIENCE Mar, Teen Nonfiction

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9780375866739


Format: Book
Author: Marrin, Albert
Summary: A history of the slick and foul-smelling substance that drives our existence and that becomes scarcer as our dependence on it grows.
Title: Black gold : the story of oil in our lives / Albert Marrin.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
Subject: Petroleum -- United States -- History -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9780375866739 (hbk.) 0375866736 (hbk.) 9780375966736 (lib. bdg.) 0375966730 (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 553.28 Mar
Oclc: 714724480
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Bib Id: 385945

Format: Book
Author: Marrin, Albert
Summary: A history of the slick and foul-smelling substance that drives our existence and that becomes scarcer as our dependence on it grows.
Title: Black gold : the story of oil in our lives / Albert Marrin.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
Description: 181 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Petroleum -- United States -- History -- Teen literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Prologue : how Daddy nearly blew himself up -- A freak of geology -- Black gold -- The destiny of nations -- Automobiles and Middle Eastern oil -- Hopeless monsters -- Richest prize, greatest problem -- A day of reckoning -- Fossil fuels and the natural environment -- Toward a new energy order.
LCCN: 2011013175
ISBN: 9780375866739 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0375866736 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780375966736 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 0375966730 (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 553.28 Mar