The Battle for Global Resources
1. Auflage Mai 2012
2012. 304 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-118-15288-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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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.
Aus dem Inhalt
Chapter 1 The Four Essentials
Chapter 2 Geographical Flashpoints
Chapter 3 The Major Players
Chapter 4 Food and Water
Chapter 5 'Going Out' for Energy
Chapter 6 Old Coal Still Burns Brightly
Chapter 7 Going Nuclear - or Not
Chapter 8 New Energy - Clean, Expensive and Intermittent
Chapter 9 Red the Color of Earth's True Love
Chapter 10 Find Steel's Essential Ingredients
Chapter 11 US Energy - Hail to the Shale
Chapter 12 Japan - After the Deluge
Chapter 13 BRACQK is the new BRIC
Chapter 14 Up and Coming TIIM
Chapter 15 What Happens Next?