This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis.
• A bibliographic chapter devoted to print and electronic resources on the topic useful to readers interested in continuing their research on world energy issues
• Profiles of individuals and organizations with special interests in the world energy crisis
• 20 tables providing relevant data, such as a list of the years various countries hit "peak oil" (the maximum amount of oil produced in a single year)
• Primary documents relating to the world energy crisis