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Oil: A Beginner's Guide Paperback – Illustrated, 2 November 2017

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'“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil"

-- Bill Gates

'Smil's...ability to condense so much detail on a broad range of topics from science to economics in such a short work is as impressive as his command of the subject matter.'

-- Jason P. Theriot - Energy and Environmental consultant

'In a fluent, easy style [Smil] delves into the world of oil from its discovery on the ground through to its effect on prices at the petrol pumps, and to its impact on future generations.'

The Good Book Guide

'Everything most people ― including most economists and investment advisors ― should know about the physics and economics of oil.'

National Post

'A well-balanced, concise, and readable synthesis of oil-related facts and history.'

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'At last, an accurate and readable book which effectively presents the whole range of issues which are required for an understanding of the complex global oil system.'

Peter Odell - Founder of Centre for International Energy Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1786072866
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781786072863
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1786072863
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