The Quest : Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

The Quest : Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Description

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.


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Details

Author(s)
Daniel Yergin
Format
Paperback | 820 pages
Dimensions
137 x 216 x 39mm | 689g
Publication date
09 Oct 2012
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
Penguin USA
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
Revised, Updated ed.
Illustrations note
Maps; Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0143121944
ISBN13
9780143121947
Bestsellers rank
39,450