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Empires of Oil

Empires of Oil Author Duncan Clarke
ISBN-10 9781847650498
Release 2010-08-06
Pages 353
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We might think that the world's oil empires are invincible megaliths, dominated by American interests, but Duncan Clarke reveals the ways in which these empires will face huge challenges in the twenty-first century. Based on razor-sharp analysis of contemporary geopolitics and a deep knowledge of global history, he shows exactly why these empires are declining. He explains where the new empires of oil will be around the world; which of the hidden threats and unknown enemies are and will be the most serious; and where companies have gone wrong and can improve their global strategies. Empires of Oil reveals how the world will change because of global battles over the commodity that underpins our lives.



Blood Oil

Blood Oil Author Leif Wenar
ISBN-10 9780190262938
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 480
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Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on weapons and oppression; militants in Iraq and in the Congo spend resource money on radicalization and ammunition. Resource-fueled authoritarians and extremists present endless crises to the West-and the source of their resource power is ultimately ordinary consumers, doing their everyday shopping at the gas station and the mall. In this sweeping new book, one of today's leading political philosophers, Leif Wenar, goes behind the headlines in search of the hidden global rule that thwarts democracy and development-and that puts shoppers into business with some of today's most dangerous men. Wenar discovers a rule that once licensed the slave trade and apartheid and genocide, a rule whose abolition has marked some of humanity's greatest triumphs-yet a rule that still enflames tyranny and war and terrorism through today's multi-trillion dollar resource trade. Blood Oil shows how the West can now lead a peaceful revolution by ending its dependence on authoritarian oil, and by getting consumers out of business with the men of blood. The book describes practical strategies for upgrading world trade: for choosing new rules that will make us more secure at home, more trusted abroad, and better able to solve pressing global problems like climate change. Blood Oil shows citizens, consumers and leaders how we can act together today to create a more united human future.



The Age of Oil

The Age of Oil Author Leonardo Maugeri
ISBN-10 0275990087
Release 2006
Pages 340
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Updated for 2013, "The Fashionista's Shopping Guide to the Galaxy of Discount New York Fashion" is for those of you with a passion for fashion but without the bank account to support it. It is a compilation of clothing and accessory discounters, consignment shops, wholesalers and other discount fashion shopping options in both New York and on Long Island that will provide you with the most bang for your buck. Whether it be old standards like Century 21 and Loehmann's, newcomers to the discount scene, or little known shops that sell fashion and accessories for less, you will be able to look like you strutted off the runway for a fraction of department store prices. Included are shops that sell a cross section of styles for different target markets and vary stylewise from the latest cutting edge European imports to the more classic looks of American ready to wear. So, whether you're a 20 something trendsetter or a 50 something lover of classic styling there are alternatives provided.Listings cover both New York and Long Island and contain addresses, phone numbers, website, return policy, directions, and some even give suggestions for restaurants.Carrie Bradshaw might know great sex, but Sharyne Wolfe knows great shopping.



African Business

African Business Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132698304
Release 2008
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African Business has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from African Business also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full African Business book for free.



Barbarians of Oil

Barbarians of Oil Author Sandy Franks
ISBN-10 1118082346
Release 2011-05-12
Pages 336
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An engaging look at the global oil industry and how to navigate the price volatility and new policies associated with it Oil is a constantly changing industry, and with the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, more changes are expected. From extra equipment, higher-cost insurance, and expensive technology to mandatory third-party inspections, costly delays, and shifting investments, analysts say the price tag of regulation will be stiff and not confined to the Gulf. The oil industry affects everyone, and the machinations of a few industry heads, the "Barbarians of Oil," can drastically change the lives of investors and consumers. In Barbarians of Oil author Sandy Franks offers the tips needed to avoid future market dips and dives as well as safeguard your investments and profit in the future. Details the petro-land grab in Africa, the Bush-Halliburton Era, the Gulf Wars, and the political dangers to the United States in Iran, Iraq, and other oil-rich nations Looks at the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the impending long-term effects on investments and policy Explores the evolution of the modern oil industry including major corporations such as ExxonMobile, ConcoPhillips, Cheveron, and BP Barbarians of Oil is a timely must read for hard-working Americans concerned with their prosperity, as well as for those fascinated with the inner workings of the oil industry.



The Petroleum Economist

The Petroleum Economist Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0099729162
Release 2008
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The Petroleum Economist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Petroleum Economist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Petroleum Economist book for free.



America s Oil Wars

America s Oil Wars Author Stephen C. Pelletiere
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059116015
Release 2004
Pages 192
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Argues that energy concerns are the real reasons for our wars in the Middle East and details how a deterioration in our relations with the region basically compelled the use of force.



In Praise of Barbarians

In Praise of Barbarians Author Mike Davis
ISBN-10 9781608460014
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 344
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The author of City of Quartz and Planet of Slums attacks the current fashion for empires and white men’s burdens in this blistering collection of radical essays. He skewers contemporary idols such as Mel Gibson, Niall Ferguson, and Howard Dean; unlocks some secret doors in the Pentagon and the California prison system; visits Star Wars in the Arctic and vigilantes on the border; predicts ethnic cleansing in New Orleans more than a year before Katrina; recalls the anarchist avengers of the 1890s and “teeny-bopper” riots on the Sunset Strip in the 1960s; discusses the moral bankruptcy of the Democrats in Kansas and West Virginia; remembers “Private Ivan,” who defeated fascism; and looks at the future of capitalism from the top of Hubbert’s Peak. No writer in the United States today brings together analysis and history as comprehensively and elegantly as Mike Davis. In these contemporary, interventionist essays, Davis goes beyond critique to offer real solutions and concrete possibilities for change. Mike Davis is the author many books, including City of Quartz, The Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in San Diego.



Jassim the Leader

Jassim the Leader Author Mohamed Althani
ISBN-10 9781847659125
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 219
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The Gulf state of Qatar tops the Forbes list of the world's richest countries. In 2010, the country had the world's highest GDP per capita, and its reserves of oil and natural gas are vast. It has been estimated that Qatar will invest more than $120 billion in the energy sector over the next ten years. Yet Qatar has climbed to this pinnacle of wealth and influence in a remarkably short time, and from a starting point of obscurity and insignificance. This astonishing transition is the direct result of the efforts nearly 200 years ago of one visionary man - Jassim bin Muhammad Bin Thani, known as 'the Leader'. Qatar in the 1830s was a fragmented region, a desert peninsula without security or borders, where coastal communities depended on pearling for survival, while constantly at the mercy of tribal raiders. Jassim's background in this precarious environment led to his understanding that the gap between tribal settled peoples must be bridged, and then to his harnessing of regional conflicts to create a unified Qatari state. Skilfully allying with Ottoman forces to fend off the British, Jassim established power in the newly rebuilt capital, Doha, eventually becoming the first leader of the new country. Little known outside Qatar, Jassim's extraordinary achievement cannot be understated. By the time of his death on the eve of the First World War, both the Ottomans and the British had recognised Qatar's autonomy, and the way was open for the country he had created to move steadily forward to its enviable economic position today.



The Prize

The Prize Author Daniel Yergin
ISBN-10 9781471104756
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 928
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The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil -- and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.



Africa Crude Continent

Africa  Crude Continent Author Duncan Clarke
ISBN-10 9781847654557
Release 2010-07-23
Pages 1341
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Based on thirty years in the global oil game, intimate knowledge of African history and direct experience of over forty countries, this comprehensive book shows that Africa's flaws are not the whole story, when it comes to the continent's history. A definitive yet original account of the rush for Africa's oil, this is also a guide to the hidden face of Africa. Duncan Clarke begins by placing African oil issues in their historical context before tackling the issues of power, nationalism and different parties' strategies for control that have led to today's oil scene. This book is the ultimate reference work on oil in Africa - which is vital to everyone's future around the world.



Billions to Bust and Back

Billions to Bust and Back Author Thor Bjorgolfsson
ISBN-10 9781782831167
Release 2014-11-27
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Thor Bjorgolfsson is a self-styled adventure capitalist with an addiction to debt and an insatiable appetite for business deals who became Iceland's first billionaire. After 10 years establishing his financial empire with alco-pops and beer in the lawless 'Wild East' of newly-capitalist Russia in the 1990s, he moved on to merging, floating, spinning off and privatising businesses from Finland to Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and the Czech Republic. On his 40th birthday, and worth $3.5 billion, he was sitting on top of the world; only 250 people in it were richer than him. His most spectacular triumph was the takeover of Iceland's second-largest bank, Landsbanki - he had expected his investment's value to double or treble in four years, and instead it rose ten-fold. But when financial meltdown hit Iceland in October 2008, Landsbanki crashed and burned, taking Bjorgolfsson with it. Within 12 months he had lost 3.3 billion euros - 98.5% of his wealth - and was treated as a scapegoat in his native country for supposedly bringing about the disaster. Faced with appalling debts, Bjorgolfsson has made good on his promises to repay his creditors, and at the age of 47 is now a billionaire once again.



The Big Rich

The Big Rich Author Bryan Burrough
ISBN-10 9780143116820
Release 2010
Pages 480
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Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.



The Historians History of the World The early Roman empire

The Historians  History of the World  The early Roman empire Author Henry Smith Williams
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433061830430
Release 1904
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The Historians History of the World The early Roman empire has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Historians History of the World The early Roman empire also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Historians History of the World The early Roman empire book for free.



Gunpowder Empire

Gunpowder Empire Author Harry Turtledove
ISBN-10 9781429915052
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 288
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In Harry Turtledove's Gunpowder Empire, Jeremy Solter is a teenager growing up in the late 21st century. During the school year, his family lives in Southern California--but during the summer the whole family lives and works on the frontier of the Roman Empire. Not the Roman Empire that fell centuries ago, but a Roman Empire that never fell: a parallel timeline, one of an infinity of possible worlds. For in our timeline, we now have the technology to move among these. Some are uninhabitable; some are ghastly, such as the one where Germany won World War II. But many are full of resources and raw materials that our world can use. So we send traders and businesspeople--but to keep the secret of crosstime traffic to ourselves, these traders are trained, in whole-family groups, to pass as natives. But when Jeremy's mother gets sick--really sick, the kind you can't cure with antibiotics. Both parents duck out through the gateway for a quick visit to the doctor. But while they're gone, the gateways stop working. So do the communications links to their home timeline. The kids are on their own, and things are looking bad. The Lietuvans are invading. The city is besieged. The kids are doing their best to carry on business and act like everything's normal, but there's only so much you can do when cannonballs are crashing through your roof. And in the meantime, the city government has gotten suspicious, and is demanding a *full* report on how their family does business, where they get their superior merchandise, why they want all that wheat ...exactly the questions they don't want to answer. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil Paint and Colour Review

The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil  Paint and Colour Review Author
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858045142779
Release 1894
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The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil Paint and Colour Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil Paint and Colour Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Chemical Trade Journal and Oil Paint and Colour Review book for free.



Sales Mind

Sales Mind Author Helen Kensett
ISBN-10 9781782832454
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 171
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We're all selling something every day, whether at work or closer to home. But with advanced technology and mass competition, it's never been harder to capture people's attention. That's why we need to develop our sales mind: mastering our innate selling skills will help us cut through the noise in any situation. Drawing on the wisdom of psychology, mindfulness and cultural history, as well as a lifetime in sales, Helen Kensett has created 48 beautifully illustrated tools to help you: - become more focused, and develop a more mindful approach - gather crucial knowledge about your buyer, market and what you're selling - identify and communicate clearly the key aspects of your pitch - up your creativity, generate the best ideas and close the deal. From quick tricks for getting focused to simple skills like writing killer emails, Sales Mind is full of practical tools, real world tips and psychological insights to help you improve your selling at every step.