Hubbert's Peak by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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Hubbert's Peak
By Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Hubbert's Peak

The Impending World Oil Shortage Revised edition

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Hubbert's Peak by Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Book Awards

  • Commended for AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Geography and Earth Sciences 2001.
  • Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2002.

Book Description

In 2001, Kenneth Deffeyes made a grim prediction: world oil production would reach a peak within the next decade--and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it. Deffeyes's claim echoed the work of geophysicist M. King Hubbert, who in 1956 predicted that U.S. oil production would reach its highest level in the early 1970s. Though roundly criticized by oil experts and economists, Hubbert's prediction came true in 1970. In this updated edition of Hubbert's Peak, Deffeyes explains the crisis that few now deny we are headed toward. Using geology and economics, he shows how everything from the rising price of groceries to the subprime mortgage crisis has been exacerbated by the shrinking supply--and growing price--of oil. Although there is no easy solution to these problems, Deffeyes argues that the first step is understanding the trouble that we are in.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691141190
ISBN-10: 0691141193
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Kenneth S. Deffeyes is professor emeritus at Princeton University. Prior to teaching, he worked alongside M. King Hubbert at the Shell Oil research laboratory in Houston.

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