Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil

Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil

Peter Maass


The catastrophic oil spill within the Gulf of Mexico has introduced new recognition to the massive charges of our oil dependence. during this gorgeous and revealing publication, Peter Maass examines the social, political, and environmental impression of petroleum at the international locations that produce it.

Every unsatisfied oil-producing state is gloomy in its personal means, yet all are touched through the “resource curse”—the energy of oil to exacerbate current difficulties and create new ones. Peter Maass provides a bright portrait of the bothered international oil has created. From Saudi Arabia to Equatorial Guinea, from Venezuela to Iraq, the tales of rebels, royalty, middlemen, environmentalists, indigenous activists, and CEOs—all deftly and sensitively presented—come jointly during this startling and crucial account of the results of our dependancy to oil.

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