Shows us how energy is the ultimate engine of global political and economic change, in a story that spans the old energies on which our civilization has been built, the new energies that are competing to replace them, and the battle over climate change. This book reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.
Follows the historic role of oil from the first oil well in Pennsylvania to the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and comments on how the natural resource shaped the entire world economy and international politics in the last century.
Daniel Yergin is one of the most influential voices on energy, international politics and economics in the world. He is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for ''lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding'' and is the vice chairman of IHS Markit. Yergin is the author of The Quest and received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which became a number one bestseller and was made into an acclaimed eight-hour PBS/BBC series.>