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Out Of Gas: The End Of The Age Of Oil
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date February 28, 2005
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393326475
ISBN-10 0393326470
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author--a professor of technology--answers the question about what will happen when we run out of oil, in a provocative, hard-hitting book that looks at the specifics of this limited natural resource and speculates on what will happen when the well runs dry. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel?

Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather, it is certain to decline―perhaps rapidly―forever forward. Meanwhile, over the past century, we have developed lifestyles firmly rooted in the promise of an endless, cheap supply. In this book, David Goodstein, professor of physics at Caltech, explains the underlying scientific principles of the inevitable fossil fuel shortage we face. He outlines the drastic effects a fossil fuel shortage will bring down on us. And he shows that there is an important silver lining to the need to switch to other sources of energy, for when we have burned up all the available oil, the earth's climate will have moved toward a truly life-threatening state. With its easy-to-grasp explanations of the science behind every aspect of our most urgent environmental policy decisions, Out of Gas is a handbook for the future of civilization.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393058574
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 2004)
9780393058574 | details & prices | 128 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.95
About: The author looks at the specifics of oil reserves and the petroleum industry and speculates on what will happen when the well runs dry.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393326475
 
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 28, 2005)
9780393326475 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The author looks at the specifics of oil reserves and the petroleum industry and speculates on what will happen when the well runs dry.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435291959
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435291959 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable.

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