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The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-First Century and Beyond

By: Scott L Montgomery

408 pages, illus

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #184310 | ISBN-13: 9780226535005
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Gasoline prices are high and rapidly climbing. Oil and natural gas reserves are dwindling, while demand is poised to skyrocket as developing nations around the world lead their citizens into the modern energy economy. Meanwhile, the grave threat of catastrophic climate change looms ever larger, and energy worries are at an all-time high.

In this book, the author cuts through the hype, alarmism and confusion to give a straightforward, informed account of where we are now, and a map of where we're going.

Scott L. Montgomery has written a much-needed book about global energy for a general nonfiction audience. He approaches the issue with humanistic nuance and offers a refreshing voice of clarity and composure on this topic. -Saleem H. Ali, author of Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed, and a Sustainable Future"

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Scott L. Montgomery is a consulting geologist, independent scholar, and the author of The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science and Science in Translation, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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