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The Resource The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein

The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein

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The secret world of oil
Title
The secret world of oil
Statement of responsibility
Ken Silverstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational corporations, and until now, no book has set out to tell the story of this largely hidden world. The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers--that's tripled during the past decade--moves approximately 2 billion metric tons of oil annually. And every stage of the route, from discovery to consumption, is tainted by corruption and violence, even if little of that is visible to the public. Based on trips to New York, Washington, Houston, London, Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, Dakar, Lagos, Baku, and Moscow, among other far-flung locals, The Secret World of Oil includes up-close portraits of a shadowy Baku-based trader; a high-flying London fixer; and an oil dictator's playboy son who has to choose one of his eleven luxury vehicles when he heads out to party in Los Angeles. Supported by funding from the prestigious Open Society, this is both an entertaining global travelogue and a major work of investigative reporting"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Silverstein, Ken
Dewey number
338.2/7282
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9560.5
LC item number
.S537 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Label
The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein
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9781781681374.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781781681374
Lccn
2014000633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn856977647
Label
The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein
Link
9781781681374.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781781681374
Lccn
2014000633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn856977647

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