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Description - Oil by Matthew Yeomans

Oil explores the American consumer's love-affair with gasoline and the automobile by examining the role of oil in America - from driving the US economic engine, to consolidating the US's position as unilateral superpower. Author Matt Yeomans investigates oil in its multiple dimensions - from the global oil companies to price regulation to where crude actually comes from - and how our continued dependence on it impacts everything from the environment to the economy, foreign policy, national security and the "War on Terror." Every day, the United States consumes more than 18 million barrels of oil, an amount equivalent to the daily usage of Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union combined. In Oil: Anatomy of an Industry, Matthew Yeomans explores the role of oil in America - from driving the US economic engine, to consolidating the US's position as unilateral superpower - and explains the American consumer's love-affair with gasoline and the automobile. Along the way, Yeomans offers a brief history of gasoline: where oil comes from, how the global crude oil market works, and how the price of oil is regulated and set. Illustrated with maps and graphics, Oil spotlights the comp

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781565848856
ISBN-10: 1565848853
Format: Hardback
(191mm x 134mm x mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Matthew Yeomans

British journalist, Mathew Yeomans, has spent 13 years as a writer and editor for major U.S. publications, including The New York Times, The Village Voice, Fortune, and Wired. He was a senior editor and columnist for The Industry Standard, and has written regularly about oil politics and its impact on global society. He lives in Wales.

Books By Matthew Yeomans

Oil by Matthew Yeomans
Paperback, December 2006
$26.99