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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.
Baker & Taylor Describes the history of the oil industry, the ways in which oil is refined and processed, the uses of oil and oil products, the influence that the need for oil has on the world's current political situation, and the impact of oil byproducts on the environment.Describes the history of the oil industry, the ways in which oil is refined and processed, the uses of oil and oil products, the influence that the need for oil has on the world's current political situation, and impact of oil byproducts on the environment.
Baker & Taylor The world's most trusted nonfiction series is now available with a CD of clipart included in the hardcover edition that compliments a fact-filled title full of spectacular photographs and illustrations.
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