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Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781118152881
Author(s): Geoff Hiscock
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Edition: 1st
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Dimensions: 163 x 235 x 27 (w x l x h)
Pages: 286

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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 Please click here to ask a question
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