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The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream
The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream
By Flatiron Books
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mpn: 980093156, ean: 9781250058911, isbn: 1250058910,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy."― Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE"Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a burst...


Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
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ean: 9781781681169, isbn: 1781681163,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental polit...


Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New ...


The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other “emerging markets” have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bot...


On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work
On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work
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Turn on a switch and from the nearest bulb out pours light from . . . somewhere; turn on a faucet andwater appears. Wires, pipes, and roads support the lives we lead, but the average person doesn't know where they go or even how they work. In On the ...


Beyond the Boundaries: Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines, 1840-1875 (Michigan)
Beyond the Boundaries: Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines, 1840-1875 (Michigan)
By Oxford University Press
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Spanning the years 1840-1875, Beyond the Boundaries focuses on the settlement of Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, telling the story of reluctant pioneers who attempted to establish a decent measure of comfort, control, and security in what was in...


Discovery!: The Search for Arabian Oil
Discovery!: The Search for Arabian Oil
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
Illuminating a little-known but extremely significant period in world history—the discovery of oil in the Middle East and the beginnings of what is now the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)—this captivating history explores the birth of the ...


Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
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Featuring Appalachia's leading scholars and activists, Written in Blood offers an accurate and uncensored understanding of coal mining history. Combining new revelations from the past with sketches of a sane path forward, this collection considers ou...


Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
By Palgrave MacMillan Trade
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's power. Our modern technological society would be inc...


From Arab Nationalism to OPEC:  Eisenhower, King Sa'ud, and the Making of U.S.-Saudi Relations (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)
From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa'ud, and the Making of U.S.-Saudi Relations (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)
By Nathan J Citino
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As OPEC approaches its 50th anniversary, the paperback edition of Nathan J. Citino's well-received study advances a challenging, revisionist interpretation of U.S.-Saudi relations and OPEC's historical significance. Citino re-examines the relationshi...


The Song of the Hammer and Drill: The Colorado San Juans, 1860-1914
The Song of the Hammer and Drill: The Colorado San Juans, 1860-1914
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mpn: b/w photos, ean: 9780870815317, isbn: 0870815318,

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As one of the great mining regions of Colorado and the United States, the San Juan Mountains provide insight into the development of both the industry and the state. First published in 1982, Song of the Hammer and Drill, with the help of more than 10...


Idaho’s Bunker Hill: The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885–1981
Idaho’s Bunker Hill: The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885–1981
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A comprehensive history of a major American mining company For nearly a century, the Bunker Hill Company of Idaho was a leading U.S. mining and smelting corporation that played a key role in the nation’s industrial development. At the same time, it...


The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony: Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)
The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony: Petrodollar Recycling and International Markets (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)
By Cornell University Press
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
Between 1973 and 1980, the cost of crude oil rose suddenly and dramatically, precipitating convulsions in international politics. Conventional wisdom holds that international capital markets adjusted automatically and remarkably well: enormous amount...


The Age of Oil: The Mythology, History, and Future of the World's Most Controversial Resource
The Age of Oil: The Mythology, History, and Future of the World's Most Controversial Resource
By Praeger
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mpn: 15 illustrations, ean: 9780275990084, isbn: 0275990087,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Oil is the most vital resource of our time. Because it is so important, misperceptions about the black gold abound. Leonardo Maugeri clears the cobwebs by describing the colorful history of oil, and explaining the fundamentals of oil production. He d...


The Black Giant: A History of the East Texas Oil Field and Oil Industry Skulduggery & Trivia
The Black Giant: A History of the East Texas Oil Field and Oil Industry Skulduggery & Trivia
By Eakin Press
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ean: 9781571686169, isbn: 1571686169,

The discovery of the Black Giant in 1930 was the largest oil strike in the U.S. at that time, and its gushers changed the face of the oil industry. Oilmen, promoters, oil patch workers, and the nation's unemployed streamed into the tiny hamlets of Ea...


The History Of The Comstock Lode (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication)
The History Of The Comstock Lode (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication)
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ean: 9781888035049, isbn: 1888035048,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
A complete history of mining operations on the Comstock from 1850 to the present day....


Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet
Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet
By Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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mpn: Black and White, 50 images, ean: 9781603585415, isbn: 9781603585415,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet’s mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even billions, of years to form are now be...


Fisher Investments on Energy
Fisher Investments on Energy
By Wiley
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ean: 9780470285435, isbn: 0470285435,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
The first offering from the Fisher Investments On investingseries is a comprehensive guide to the Energy sector. The book canbenefit both new and seasoned investors, covering everything fromEnergy sector basics to specific industry insights to practi...


Wasting Libby: The True Story of How the WR Grace Corporation Left a Montana Town to Die (and Got Away with It) (Counterpunch)
Wasting Libby: The True Story of How the WR Grace Corporation Left a Montana Town to Die (and Got Away with It) (Counterpunch)
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ean: 9781849350174, isbn: 1849350175,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Wasting Libby chronicles decades of neglect by state and federal agencies, which allowed the Grace corporation to reap millions in profits from the largest vermiculite mine in the world, while knowingly exposing generations of Montana residents to fa...


Coltan
Coltan
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ean: 9780745649320, isbn: 0745649327,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient inmobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak outof Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was ex...



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