Energy Capitals: Local Impact, Global Influence

Energy Capitals: Local Impact, Global Influence

by Joseph A. Pratt
     
 


Fossil fuels propelled industries and nations into the modern age and continue to powerfully influence economies and politics today. As Energy Capitals demonstrates, the discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels has proven to be a mixed blessing in many of the cities and regions where it has occurred. With case studies from the United States, Canada,See more details below

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Fossil fuels propelled industries and nations into the modern age and continue to powerfully influence economies and politics today. As Energy Capitals demonstrates, the discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels has proven to be a mixed blessing in many of the cities and regions where it has occurred. With case studies from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Africa, and Australia, this volume views a range of older and more recent energy capitals, contrasts their evolutions, and explores why some capitals were able to influence global trends in energy production and distribution while others failed to control even their own destinies.

Contributors: Kathleen Brosnan, Karen Bradley Clay, Craig Colten, Matthew N. Eisler, Sarah Elkind, Jenny Gregory, Martin Melosi, Gunnar Nerheim, Joseph Pratt, Myrna Santiago, Joel Tarr, Douglas Yates 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822962663
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/24/2014
Series:
Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
956,697
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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