The End of Oil, The gulf, Nigeria and Beyond

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This book by Paul Middleton is a light weight read that discusses heavyweight issues like the place of oil in the history of energy use; our addictionto oil--how much we use and where it comes from; how oil can distort the politics of regions in which is found; the impact of burning oil on the enviroment and its role in climate change; the concept of "peak oil" and the terminal decline of reserves; and how we will cope in a furture with out oil.