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Earth Wars : The Battle for Global Resources
Earth Wars : The Battle for Global Resources
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published Date : 2012/04
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781118152881

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Review:
Baker & Taylor Forecast - May 2012

A fascinating insight into the global battle for our energy future The global competition for scarce natural resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders including Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has become one of the biggest issues facing the world today. Whether it is the rare metal lithium found in salt pans in the Andes, gas from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are desperate to ensure the security of their future energy supplies. The same goes for food and water, as contamination and over-use take their toll, the need to provide continued access for the next generation and beyond has increased exponentially. In Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources , international business journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the problems, potential solutions, and inevitable tensions in this ongoing scramble for finite natural resources. Going beyond "big power" politics to explore resource ownership and the use of innovative technology to get the most out of them, the book takes a forward-looking approach to this pressing issue.Written in clear, jargon-free language, it tells the global resources story in a fresh and engaging way that anyone can understand. Includes insightful, up-to-the-minute coverage of the most pressing debates over resource allocations Discusses the major Chinese and Indian businesses that are just becoming known to those in the West (Sinopec, CNOOC, CNPC, Indian Oil, ONGC, Reliance, Coal India, SAIL, and many others) Presents resource- and region-specific chapters to help readers view the pertinent issues from multiple angles As the economies of China and India grow to challenge those of the West, the battle over natural resources will continue to heat up. Earth Wars looks at this very real problem in-depth, presenting a definitive look at one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Contents
Maps vii Introduction xv Chapter 1 The Four Essentials 1 Food, Water, Energy, Metals Chapter 2 Geographical Flashpoints 19 The Trouble with Lines on a Map Chapter 3 The Key Players 37 Diggers, Drillers, and Dealers Chapter 4 Food and Water 57 Where the Rivers Run Chapter 5 "Going Out" for Energy 73 China and India Stake Their Claims Chapter 6 Old Coal Still Burning Brightly 91 Chapter 7 Going Nuclear in a Post-Fukushima World 105 Chapter 8 New Energy--Clean, Green, and Expensive 123 Chapter 9 Coppery Red, the Colour of Earth's True Love 139 Chapter 10 Finding Steel's Essential Ingredients 155 Chapter 11 U.S. Energy 173 Hail to the Shale Chapter 12 Japan after the Deluge 189 Chapter 13 BRACQK (Brazil, Russia, Australia, Canada, Qatar, Kazakhstan) Is the New BRIC 203 Chapter 14 The Up and Comers 229 Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Mexico Chapter 15 What Happens Next 243 A Host of Global Opportunities Conclusion 257 A World So Changed Bibliography 263 Acknowledgments 269 About the Author 273 Index 275