By Peter Maass
The catastrophic oil spill within the Gulf of Mexico has introduced new consciousness to the large expenses of our oil dependence. during this beautiful and revealing e-book, Peter Maass examines the social, political, and environmental effect of petroleum at the nations that produce it.
Every unsatisfied oil-producing state is sad in its personal approach, yet all are touched through the “resource curse”—the strength of oil to exacerbate current difficulties and create new ones. Peter Maass provides a brilliant portrait of the global oil has created. From Saudi Arabia to Equatorial Guinea, from Venezuela to Iraq, the tales of rebels, royalty, middlemen, environmentalists, indigenous activists, and CEOs—all deftly and sensitively presented—come jointly during this startling and crucial account of the implications of our habit to oil.