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Black GoldAs we all know oil has been a benefit to this world while at the same time being the cause of some of the worst nightmares wars and agony that we ve ever seen In many ways most eople on this lanet wish that oil had never been found if so erhaps we would not be in the situation economically or socially that we are in right nowIn this new work of nonfiction the author has rovided everything from the very beginnings of oil to how this substance has saved lives taken lives and how the future looks for the next generation as oil takes over as the hottest roperty anyone can ossibly own Deadly sins have come from oil jealousy envy even hate yet without this Tocqueville particular find there are millions of machines and innovative devices that wouldn t exist Sowhat s worse Uncovering myths and legends such as the fact that oil did not come from decayed dinosaurs which is aopular belief In fact this substance is what remains of life forms that lived in the ocean millions of years ago To Gas owered cars that were once called healthy and clean because they replaced the amazing amount of horse manure that covered the streets across the country Above all without oil most of the items we take for granted nowadays would not be available Therefore the good must be taken with the bad RightAn intriguing reference that truly coves all aspects known and unknown about the black gold that erhaps still will have a hand in the demise of the human raceUntil Next Time EverybodyAmy Albert Marrin s timely book starts out explaining what oil is and where is comes from then moves into its impact on the world A Treason of Thorns particularly how it relates to warfare both in the sense that oil reserves make for a better army and in the sense that countries are willing to go to war to get The book also discusses theroblems with oil such as natural disasters and the dwindling supply and concludes by discussing some ossible alternatives to relying on oil and the ros and cons of eachThe book starts out slowly the explanation of how we get oil is a little dry but then it Martha, du nervst!: Von einem anderen Umgang mit Demenz picks up considerably Readers whoush through will be rewarded with an enlightening look at how oil impacts us and will likely be worried that the dwindling oil supply will run out any minute Despite striking fear into the heart of the reader or maybe because of it this is the type of book that really makes readers think about the world we live in Another excellent iece of nonfiction from Marrin Richie s Picks BLACK GOLD THE STORY OF OIL IN OUR LIVES by Albert Marrin Knopf January 2012 192p ISBN 978 0 375 86673 9And with the radio blastingGoes cruising just as fast as she can nowAnd she ll have fun fun fun Till her daddy takes the T Bird away Brian Wilson Mike Love Fun Fun FunAsphalt also helped the dead live forever Ancient Egyptians believed in life after death But to gain eternal life a corpse had to be mummified that is embalmed and dried to revent decay Asphalt was a key ingredient in turning a corpse into a mummy the word comes from mumiyyah Arabic for asphalt Since Egypt had little asphalt merchants traveled to the Dead Sea in what is today Israel to trade with the local Arabs for it The king of Syria hoping to Zeugen aus der Todeszone profit from the trade sent an army to occupy the area Furious that a foreign thief should control the fate of their dead the Egyptians sent an army in 312 BC thus winning history s first war for oilAs we learn from BLACK GOLD there are over a uarter billion registered motor vehicles in America today one for every 11eople No matter what belated efforts we as a society might someday finally undertake to both radically increase fuel efficiency and develop convenient mass transit systems systems that will really take significant numbers of cars off the road those of us alive today will undoubtedly spend the rest of our days having our daily lives inexorably intertwined with fossil fuels And it sure as heck doesn t feel like we ve seen the last of wars for oil So how did we get here Beginning with a geologic and chemical related exploration of how over millions of years coal oil and natural gas has come to be Albert Marrin rovides a mind blowing scientific economic sociological environmental and geopolitical history of the etroleum based energy resources that are the core of our modern civilization and the core of our civilization s most intractable The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives problems and conflictsThe town buzzed with excitement and smelled to high heaven thanks to all that oil The wholelace a visitor said smelled like a corps of soldiers when they have diarrhea This book is a gasWe learn that it was because of the eighteenth century need for bright and safe lighting fuel and because of the rapidly depleting supply of whales for whale oil and because it was discovered that kerosene could be extracted from etroleum that smart and ambitious Colonel Edwin L Drake was hired by a business group to drill for oil on Oil Creek in Titusville Pennsylvania a stream known for its oil seepsAfter a few failed attempts at developing a technology for oil drillingWhat Drake did next would few failed attempts at developing a technology for oil drillingWhat Drake did next would him famous as the father of the etroleum industry His solution became the model for all future oil well drilling It Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia: Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim Society popped into his mind suddenly as if by magic Drake bought sections of ironipe he called them drive Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam pipe because he would drive them into the ground with a battering ram made of an oak log As the lower sections went deeper he would attach a new section at the top and then run the drill string through theipe This way the A New Kind of Public: Community, Solidarity, and Political Economy in New Deal Cinema, 1935-1948 pipe kept the water out while the drill attacked the rock belowOn August 28 1859 the drill broke into reservoir rock near the surface at a depth of sixty nine feet Oil bubbled up flowing at a rate of twenty five gallons a day At first Drake stored it in wooden washtubs bought from farmers wives When these ran out he bought up all the used whiskey barrels he could find each holding forty two gallons That set the standard A barrel of oil always has the same amount as an old time whiskey barrel19 old gas stationrice sign I remember seeing back in the late sixties for gas at 19 cents Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors per gallon After taking us back through earlier days covering topics like trust busting and discovering Texas s black gold author Albert Marrin guides us through an outstanding examination of WWII from theerspective of Hexe petroleum Then he tops that by unraveling a century of Middle Eastern oil and geopolitics And then he dives into the environmental effects of our search for and use ofetroleum I cannot believe that the author fits everything I just learned about arguably the most important issues in our world today in a mere 152 Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians pageslus backmatterDamn this traffic jamHow I hate to be lateIt hurts my motor to go so slowDamn this traffic jamTime I get home my supper ll be coldDamn this traffic jam James TaylorThe slowDamn this traffic jamTime I get home my supper ll be coldDamn this traffic jam James TaylorThe States has an energy intensive economy and society The numbers speak for themselvesOur country has 5 The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov percent of the world sopulation but uses 26 Religion in the Ancient Greek City percent of its energy As of 2008 Americans used seventeen million barrels of oil each day It takes seven gallons of gasolineer The Polemical Works of Al Al- Abar person man woman and child to run the country each day We burn one out of every seven barrels of oilroduced in the world on our highways Drivers waste twelve million barrels of oil each year stalled in traffic jamsMiddle Eastern oil A Companion to Vittoria Colonna producing countrie. Oil is notretty but it is a resource that drives the modern world  It has made fortunes for the lucky few and rovided jobs for millions of ordinary folksThick and slippery crude oil has an evil smell Yet without it life as we live it today S disliking us Escalating fuel costs and steadily decreasing supplies Global warming and massive ollution Are we all doomed or whatAs Marrin oints out no solution will come easily or cheaply He concludes the story of oil in our lives with a look at some of the optionsand tough choiceswe haveBLACK GOLD is a truly significant work of youth literature Richie Partington MLISRichie s Picks Loved this book The title and icture on the cover really grabbed my attention from the very beginning Black Gold The Story of Oil in Our Lives Everything absolutely everything we do in this life is affected by energy and everyone could benefit from reading this bookThe author Albert Marin first started describing how oil is made He titles chapter one as a freak of geology from there he describes how drilling begin and how eople such as John D Rockefeller became wealthy from oil My favorite Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings part of the book was the history of nations and wars overwithbecause of oil As a young child I remember the oil cruch in 1973 and in hearing about the Iran controversery with Ayatollah Khomeini coming intoower then the American hostages held for 444 days their release shortly after Ronald Regean became This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life president and the IranIra War At the time I was too young to understand much but this bookut it all into Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 perspective I understand of the role of OPEC and Saudia Arabia and what we as citizens of this world need to do to find new energy sources Fasinating information I would really like to read other books written by Albert Marrin Much of the science was incorrect I m sure if it was because the author didn t understand the subject tried and failed to simplify concepts or intentionally misconstrued the facts to make aoint The book left out important information when it didn t suit the conclusions although this may be from a lack of understandingresearch rather than deliberate deceit While some of the history was interesting I was disappointed by most of the book The facts didn t support the conclusions even when they were correct Black Gold The Story of Oil in Our Lives is a welcome addition to the middle or high school library The book rovides a concise yet thorough summary of both the scientific and olitical aspects of humans relationship with oil While focused on the US the book describes the development of oil dependence throughout the world over time and highlights the contributions of key individuals in the Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People process Some chapters are scientific in nature describing therocess of oil creation and refinement or outlining alternative energy technologies Other chapters focus on the olitics and economics of oil including entire chapters devoted to certain dictators obsessions with oil and the ower it could bring and how this uest for ower helped shape wars and conflicts worldwide throughout historyThis book includes an index glossary bibliographical notes and many black and white illustrations with captions and citations Also embedded within the text are charts and diagrams to explain scientific and economic concepts where neededComments on how to use in a school settingThis book has Common Core written all over it The narrative is accessible and would work well as a Common Core informational text for economics earth science or even historyglobal studies classes researching the relationship between humans and oil I m always looking for nonfiction titles that read like stories in the hopes that students might just ick them up for independent reading I could see that happening with this title The book is fairly short with a good glossary appropriate for most middle school and high school studentsThis book is essentially a cautionary tale about the history and the dangers of dependence on oil as an energy source and economic engine It is clearly aimed at young adult readers with chapter titles such as A Freak of Geology and thorough explanations of concepts and kingpin individuals More mature with chapter titles such as A Freak of Geology and thorough explanations of concepts and kingpin individuals More mature might find this title a bit too basic although entertaining The subject is etroleum from history to the search for alternative energy sources Many little known facts are included For example during WWII only the US had developed 100 octane fuel which gave a decisive advantage to Allied fighter lanesThe book s errors in science create confusion and misconceptions that students may carry into report writing Citing no reference age 131 claims that dispersants used on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are 10000 times deadlier to sea life than crude oil itself EPA tests demonstrated dispersants are no toxic than oil Page135 Credits Global Warming For Shrinking global warming for shrinking a rocess going on since the Little Ice Age ended around 1850 AND for Forbidden Knowledge possible cooling harsher winters and the advance of glaciers in some areas Page 136 calls carbon dioxide the chief greenhouse gas but water vapor accounts for 95% of the greenhouse effect Pages 136 and 137 discuss acid rain from burning coal but omit how this has been drastically reduced by flue gas desulfurization systems Page 145 states Motor vehicles can burnure ethanol instead of gasoline Yet tests show that even 15% of ethanol in gasoline can damage car and truck engines Worldwide geothermal electrical Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms powerlants are working without extracting underground water yet The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick page 153 states steam from underground water may contain harsh chemicals that ruin turbines and if released into the air spreadollution The reliability of other arts of the book should be uestioned I don t even know where to begin with this Maybe I should start with the fact that I wouldn t have read this had it not been a Battle of the Books book and even then it was one I was forced to read because no one else wanted to I really wish that I could have turned around and said that this book wasn t as bad as every thought but sadly that is not the case Black Gold is about oil Cause you know oil is just about the most interesting thing you can find on this lanet No no it is absolutely not Maybe to some but definitely not to me It s around a 150 ish Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns page book That should have taken me less than an hour But no this took me over three hours to finish I am so glad that it s over now even if I can t remember the majority of it I was reading some of the other reviews and noticed that a similarattern followed them uite a few of the other reviews were saying that some of the information in this book is incorrect I don t know much about oil but I will believe Black Gold explores the significance of oil in the lives of humans The author begins by explaining how fossil fuels were formed He then traces the use of fossil fuels from antiuity to the 29 and Counting: A Chick's Guide to Turning 30 a Chick's Guide to Turning 30 present showing how humans have become increasingly dependent upon them over time Marrinlaces special emphasis on the ways in which oil has The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth played a role inolitical conflicts and wars throughout history He goes on to describe the environmental conseuences of fossil fuels as well as their increasing scarcity The book concludes with a chapter describing the ros and cons of various alternative sources of energyBlack Gold is a clearly written up to date resource that will be useful for students who are researching the topic of fossil fuels It will be especially useful for those who want to understand the social olitical and historical context of oil There are black and white Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online photos and diagrams throughout the book but mos. Ould be impossible Oil fuels our engines heats our homes andowers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted from shopping bags to computers to medical euipment Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it . T don t add much to the text This will be a useful resource for student reports but Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal probably won t have much of an audience forleasure reading Includes bibliographical references a short glossary and an index Recommended Albert Marrin is a history The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage professor who has written dozens books for young readers In Black Gold he discussed the geology of fossil energy emergence of the oil industry geopolitics oil wars environmental impacts and future challenges I was intrigued by hiserspective on geopoliticsBefore World War One the British navy scrapped many coal burning warships and began building modern boats that ran on oil This gave them a big advantage over the German navy The era of industrial warfare had arrived Nations with tanks trucks and lanes could easily smash horse owered enemiesAmerica joined the war in 1917 and brought lots of oil German New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book ports were blockaded their war machine ran out of fuel and they were defeated In this new era for the first time oil became essential for military success Young Hitler grasped this and so did the British Arimary objective of the Brits was to seize control of Middle Eastern oil a yet to be developed treasure that made greedy gits giddy They succeeded invented new nations and found obedient uppets to rule them and loot themOf course wealth and ower freuently turns decent eople into obnoxious monsters Troublesome uppets were replaced with new ones Britain got very rich and the Arabs and Persians developed an intense hatred of Brits In World War Two Hitler launched his oil Challenged by Love E-Boxed Set powered blitzkrieg made a beeline for oily Baku andlanned to grab the Persian Gulf In this war American oil once again came to the rescueGermany and Japan learned the hard way that running out of oil is for losers Everyone knows this today US Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals presidents haveoured trillions of dollars into maintaining control of oil whilst jabbering about freedom democracy and weapons of mass destruction For some mysterious reason millions of Middle Eastern folks now loath and detest the USIn Saudi Arabia the Wahhabis are a sect that Robot Programming perceives most of modernity asure evil They don t look fondly on the lavish lifestyles of the ruling Saud family Marrin asserts that the government agreed to subsidize the spread of Wahhabi schools into other regions In exchange for this funding the Wahhabis agreed not to make trouble in Arabia but trouble anywhere else was OK In short Saudi oil rofits fueled terrorism Russia now controls much of the natural gas that owers Europe and Western owers are eager for an alternative a ipeline from the Middle East that bypasses Russian control It would be reasonable to conclude that the coming decades are not going to be a sweet celebration of love The Blitzkrieg Legend peace and happiness Expect big drama as the age of hydrocarbons swirls the drain climate changeounds the luckless and Big Mama Nature hurls overshoot overboardThe rear end of Marrin s book was annoying The book is intended for use in schools He recommends that the US should become energy independent as soon as ossible The best solution he says is a combination of fossil fuels and alternative energy solar wind biomass hydro geothermal nuclear no mention of sharply reducing consumption The assumption is that independence is ossible and that the consumer way of life will be free to continue down the Über Nacht path of mindless self destructionTeachers librarians andarents should have an above average understanding of energy issues before selecting books on the subject These issues are going to have a staggering impact on the lives of the target audience young readers It s long Ad Astra past time to sit down with youngsters and have a highly embarrassing birds and bees discussion about the fact that the abundant energy bubble is going to turn into aumpkin during the lifetimes Preserving their ignorance seems cruelIn the book readers learn that nuclear reactors can generate lots of electricity but they occasionally barf large amounts of radiation all over The Place Therefore It S Very Important place Therefore it s very important roperly dispose of spent fuel because it s extremely toxic Great idea How William and Rosemary Alley discussed this issue in Too Hot to Touch They note that today there are some 440 nuclear ower Everything But The Girl plants in 31 countries More are on the way Yet no country on Earth has an operating high level waste disposal facility Obama cancelledlans for the Yucca Mountain site which was as close to Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes perfect as isossible after 25 years of research at a cost of 10 billion Because it was cancelled spent fuel rods continue building up many of them temporarily stored in cooling Modern Art Death of a Culture ponds If the circulatingumps for the cooling The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture ponds stop the water boils theool evaporates and the rods are exposed to air melt and release radioactive gasses The meltdowns at Three Mile Island Chernobyl and Fukushima were triggered by overheated fuel rodsReaders also learn that the US has huge coal reserves enough for 250 years at the current rate of consumption To understand why this is a meaningless statement watch one of the many versions of Albert Bartlett s famous To understand why this is a meaningless statement watch one of the many versions of Albert Bartlett s famous Arithmetic Population and Energy on YouTube Every student and teacher should watch itRead Jeff Rubin s book The Big Flatline You ll learn that the Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie production of top uality anthracite coaleaked in 1950 and grade B bituminous coal eaked in 1990 There production of top uality anthracite coal eaked in 1950 and grade B bituminous coal Love Letters peaked in 1990 There abundant grade C coal lignite which is especially filthy to burn Since lignite is so low in energy it cannot be shipped long distancesrofitably It is absurd to use 100 calories of diesel to haul 100 calories of low uality coalThis is an extremely important issue energy returned on energy invested EROEI The book doesn t mention this EROEI is also highly relevant to oil Rubin and others note that in the good old days of high Eat to Beat Illness profit gushers it was common to invest one calorie of energy toroduce 100 calories of oil 1001 By 2010 typical EROEI was about 171 and some are redicting 51 by 2020Rising rices enable the extraction of difficult and expensive non conventional oil and gas At some oint declining EROEI makes extraction ointless regardless of market Λίγη Ζωή prices Conseuently most of the oil in Canadian tar sands will be left where it is The EROEI of tar sands now inroduction is about 31 and 51 for shale depositsReaders learn about renewable energy like wind solar and hydro See Ted Trainer s book Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain a Consumer Society Learn about the significant shortcomings of the various types of alternative energy Discover why no combination of them will ever come anywhere close to replacing the energy now rovided by fossil fuel Discover why we will not enjoy a smooth and ainless transition to a sustainable renewable energy futureThe education system from grade schools to universities seems to be largely committed to a don t scare the children strategy We don t want to fill kids with despair about their grisly inheritance Also ublishers want to avoid discussions that iss off Love is Murder poorly informedarents or the The Ulfric's Mate politicallyowerful titans of industry The Alans Letters publisher did allow Marrin to drop hints that there might be some trouble in the future It s a touchy game Sales can be harmed by too little reality or too much The book s takeaway message is that we have the solutions for our energy challenges but we don t have a lot of time to fool around Things will be OKrobably maybe Is that likely. Indeed oil influences every aspect of modern life It helps shape the history society What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness politics and economy of every nation on earthThis riveting new book explores what oil is and the role thisrecious resource has layed in America and the worl. ,