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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737735888
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 9/26/2006
  • Series: Fueling the Future Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 138
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     8
Introduction     10
The History ofOil
The Early Uses of Oil   Wayne M. Pafko     18
The Construction of the First Oil Well   Brian Black     25
How America's Fascination with Cars Led to Oil Dependence   Matthew Yeomans     31
Marion King Hubbert Predicts the End of the Oil Age   David Goodstein     39
Does Oil Harm the Environment?
The Burning of Oil Causes Global Warming   Ross Gelbspan     48
The Link Between Oil Use and Global Warming Is a Myth   David Bellamy     61
Oil Drilling Should Be Allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge$dArctic Power     68
Oil Drilling Should Not Be Allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge$dNatural Resources Defense Council     74
Oil Spills Are a Serious Problem$dPage Spencer     80
Oil Spills Are Rare$dBattelle Environmental Updates     87
Is Oil a Viable Energy Source for the Future?
The World Will Run Out of Oil   Paul Craig Roberts     92
The World Will Not Run Out of Oil   Julian L. Simon     98
America Should Transition from Oil to Renewable Energy   Stephen Leeb   Donna Leeb     105
A Transition to Renewable Energy Is Impractical   PeterW. Huber   Mark P. Mills     114
Facts About Oil     120
Glossary     124
Chronology     126
For Further Reading     129
Index     133
Picture Credits     137
About the Editor     138
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