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Physical Description:print 72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm. + 1 clip-art CD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Publisher:London ; New York : DK, c2007.
Includes index. At head of title: Eyewitness.
Formatted Contents Note:
King oil -- Ancient oil -- Oil for light -- Dawn of the oil age -- Oil bonanza -- What is oil? -- Where oil comes from -- Natural gas -- Coal and peat -- Oil traps -- Solid oil -- How oil is found -- Getting the oil out -- Offshore oil rigs -- Piped oil -- Oil on the ocean -- Refining oil -- Energy and transportation -- Materials from oil -- Plastics and polymers -- Big oil -- Struggle for oil -- Dirty oil -- Saving oil -- Oil substitutes -- Wind power -- Solar energy -- Water power -- Nuclear power -- Production and consumption -- Timeline -- Find out more -- Glossary.
Provides information about oil and other petroleum products, explaining what they are and how they are used; discussing oil exploration, drilling, and refining; and looking at the problem of pollution and alternatives to oil as a fuel source.