From Caspian drilling rigs and Caucasus mountain villages to Mediterranean fishing communities and European capitals, The Oil Road is a journey through the heart of our oil-obsessed society. Blending travel writing and investigative journalism, The Oil Road charts a history of violent confrontation between geopolitics, profit and humanity.
From the revolutionary futurism of 1920s Baku to the unblinking capitalism of modern London, The Oil Road reveals the relentless drive to control fossil fuels. Harrowing, powerful and insightful, The Oil Road maps the true cost of oil.
James Marriott is an artist, naturalist, activist and co-author of The Next Gulf: London, Washington and the Oil Conflict in Nigeria. Based in Cairo, Mika Minio-Paluello is a sailor, beekeeper and campaigner for social movements resisting oil companies. Both work for Platform, a London-based arts, human rights and environmental justice organisation (www.platformlondon.org).