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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737747195
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/30/2010
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,147,875
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Oil and the Economy

1 The Global Oil Outlook: An Overview International Energy Agency 20

2 German Concern Over Oil Prices Threatens European Prosperity Der Spiegel 33

3 Venezuela's Economy Is Shaped by Oil Prices Mark Weisbrot 44

4 U.S. Ambassador in Turkmenistan Advocates Security for the International Oil Supply George Krol 53

5 Saudi Arabia's Oil Capacity Is Disputed Syed Rashid Husain 61

Periodical Bibliography 67

Chapter 2 Oil and the Environment

1 China Faces Challenges on Economic Development and Environmental Protections Noeleen Heyzer 69

2 Japan Is Weaning Itself from Big Oil and Plans to Lower Carbon Emissions Stephen Hesse 75

3 Canada's Oil Industry Is Committed to Protecting the Environment and Remaining a Global Economic Force Dave Collyer 82

4 China Is Exploiting Burma's Oil Supply and Threatening Its Environment Marwaan Macan-Markar 95

Periodical Bibliography 101

Chapter 3 Oil and Politics

1 Global Democracy and Oil William Rees-Mogg 103

2 Nigeria Deals with Political Havoc Caused by Oil Companies Anup Shah 108

3 Angola Learns Valuable Lessons About Oil Polly Ng Philippe Le Billon 114

4 Sudan's Oil Industry Causes Harm Ruth West 124

5 São Tomé and Príncipe Aim to Develop an Oil Industry and Protect Quality of Life Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) 129

6 Oil, Poverty, and Terrorism Are Linked Concerns Mohamed Sid-Ahmed 136

7 The War Between Israel and Lebanon: Was an Oil War Joel Bainerman 141

8 The Venezuelan Oil Supply Shapes Politics and Culture Gregory Wilpert 148

Periodical Bibliography 161

Chapter 4 Drilling for New Sources of Oil

1 Global Drilling Trends and Innovations Guy Woodall 163

2 Norway's Arctic Oil Exploration Faces Opposition Gwladys Fouché 170

3 Iceland Hopes for Oil Discoveries in the Dragon Zone Bente Bergøy Miljeteig 175

4 Ghana Gets Ready for Oil Export Matt Brown 181

5 Arctic Oil Exploration Must Not Compromise the Environment Michael McCarthy 186

Periodical Bibliography 193

For Further Discussion 194

Organizations to Contact 196

Bibliography of Books 203

Index 207

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