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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota
    Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota's Struggle for Justice - by Bikem Ekberzade

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786992826 | ISBN 10: 1786992825

    In 2016, the world looked on as thousands set up camp within Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to protest the re-routing of the Dakota Access oil pipeline close to the Reservation's northern border. People from many Native American tribes were joined b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels by Dieter Helm
    Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels - by Dieter Helm

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780300234480 | ISBN 10: 0300234481

    An energy revolution is under way with far-reaching consequences for nations, companies, and the way we address climate change.   Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy, and longtime industry observer Dieter Helm expl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World by Leif Wenar
    Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World - by Leif Wenar

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780190659967 | ISBN 10: 0190659963

    Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on weapons and oppression; militants in Iraq and in the Congo spend resource money on radica ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War by Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar
    The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War - by Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9789462982062 | ISBN 10: 9462982066

    Though oil prices have been on a downward trajectory in recent months, that doesn't obscure the fact that fossil fuels are finite, and we will eventually have to grapple with the end of their dominance. At the same time, however, skepticism about the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East by Mike de Seve, illustrated by Daniel Burwen
    Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup That Remade the Middle East - by Mike de Seve, illustrated by Daniel Burwen

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781689233 | ISBN 10: 1781689237

    Graphic true-life spy thriller about the CIA mission that overthrew Iranís democracy.  The year is 1953. As the value of oil skyrockets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the political regimes of the Middle East. British agents hav ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein
    The Secret World of Oil - by Ken Silverstein

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688670 | ISBN 10: 1781688672

    Oil is the lifeblood of modern civilization, and the industry that supplies it has been the subject of intense interest and scrutiny, as well as countless books. And yet, almost no attention has been paid to little-known characters vital to the indus ... more

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  • Cover image of book Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts by Mel Evans
    Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts - by Mel Evans

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335889 | ISBN 10: 0745335888

    Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company's sponsorship of the arts in Britain. Based on a high profile campaign, Mel Evans targets Chevron, Exxo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben
    Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist - by Bill McKibben

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781250048714 | ISBN 10: 1250048710

    Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet.  Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello
    The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London - by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781681282 | ISBN 10: 1781681287

    A journey along a controversial European pipeline becomes a profound exploration of the oil economy.† In a unique journey from the oil fields of the Caspian Sea to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe, James Marriott and Mika Mini ... more

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  • Cover image of book Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures by John Urry
    Societies Beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures - by John Urry

    £15.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780321684 | ISBN 10: 1780321686

    What would a de-carbonised society be like? What are the implications of a general de-globalisation for our social futures? How will our high-carbon patterns of life be restructured in a de-energized world?   As global society gradually wakes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vultures
    Vultures' Picnic - by Greg Palast

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781780336510 | ISBN 10: 1780336519

    Vulture's Picnic is Greg Palast's hard hitting expose of the oil industry, the banking industry, and the government agencies that aren't regulating either.  The bestselling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy offers a globetrotting, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Scramble for African Oil by Douglas A. Yates
    The Scramble for African Oil - by Douglas A. Yates

    £26.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780745330457 | ISBN 10: 0745330452

    Africa is often seen as a place to be pitied or feared as an area of instability. This book challenges these complacent assumptions, showing how our demand for oil contributes to the chronic problems plaguing the continent.  Douglas A. Ya ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria
    A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier - by Michael Peel

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848858404 | ISBN 10: 184885840x

    Nigeria is a country where petroleum prices and polio are both booming, where small villages challenge giant oil companies, and scooter drivers run their own mini-state. The oil-rich Delta region at the heart of it all is, as Peel shows us, a trouble ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Squeeze: Oil, Money and Greed in the 21st Century by Tom Bower
    The Squeeze: Oil, Money and Greed in the 21st Century - by Tom Bower

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007276554 | ISBN 10: 0007276559

    The Squeeze is an invaluable account of the modern oil industry and vital to understanding the awful truth about the current disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. With unprecedented access to their engineers and executives in London and Houston, Tom Bower ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tyranny of Oil: The World
    The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry - and What We Must Do to Stop it - by Antonia Juhasz

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780061434518 | ISBN 10: 0061434515

    Why are oil and gas prices so high?   Who's really controlling those prices?  How much oil is left?   How far will Big Oil go to get it?  And at what cost to the environment, human rights, the economy, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eclipse by Richard North Patterson
    Eclipse - by Richard North Patterson

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330454872 | ISBN 10: 0330454870

    In a novel of international intrigue, an American lawyer, Damon Pierce, attempts to save Bobby Okari, the West African leader of a protest movement, from execution by the countryís corrupt and autocratic leader. Complicating matters further is Okarií ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speechless: World History Without Words by Polyp
    Speechless: World History Without Words - by Polyp

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906523190 | ISBN 10: 1906523193

    Through this very simple, yet intriguing, concept the reader will experience the intensely real but often ignored political and environmental truths of our era. It's funny, poignant and painfully true.  Tracking everything from the very beginnin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future by Shaun Chamberlin
    The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future - by Shaun Chamberlin

    £12.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781900322560 | ISBN 10: 1900322560

    The Transition Timeline lightens the fear of our uncertain future, providing a map ofwhat we are facing and the different pathways available to us. It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Den ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity by Vandana Shiva
    Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity - by Vandana Shiva

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848133150 | ISBN 10: 1848133154

    Climate change will dramatically alter how we live and is already affecting the lives of the world's most vulnerable people.   In Soil Not Oil, bestselling author Vandana Shiva connects the food crisis, peak oil, and climate change to show th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Perilous Power: The Middle East and US Foreign Policy by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achar
    Perilous Power: The Middle East and US Foreign Policy - by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achar

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141029726 | ISBN 10: 0141029722

    The volatile Middle East is a region of vast resources, frequent crises and long-standing conflicts, as well as a major source of international tensions and a key site of direct US intervention.† Noam Chomsky, the preeminent critic on US foreign p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Party
    The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies - by Richard Heinberg

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905570003 | ISBN 10: 1905570007

    Without oil, what would you do? How would you travel? How would you eat? What would everyday life be like? † The world is about to change dramatically and permanently as a result of oil depletion. Within the next few years, the global production o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oil Wars by Edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Lynn Karl and Yahia Said
    Oil Wars - by Edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Lynn Karl and Yahia Said

    £29.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780745324784 | ISBN 10: 0745324789

    What part does oil play in war? It's easy to conclude that Western intervention in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan is primarily motivated by the West's desire to control precious oil resources. Is this also true of other conflicts around the w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money by Dan Briody
    The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money - by Dan Briody

    £20.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780471745945 | ISBN 10: 0471745944

    The author of the bestseller The Iron Triangle untangles a web of political back scratching in one of the world's most powerful companies Halliburton-a Texas oil-field company Dick Cheney ran before he became Vice President-has courted controversy f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Addicted to Oil: America by Ian Rutledge
    Addicted to Oil: America - by Ian Rutledge

    £15.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845113193 | ISBN 10: 1845113195

    As even George W Bush acknowledged in his 2006 State of the Union message, America is dangerously 'addicted to oil'. In the land of freeways, Ford, and four wheel drives, the motor car is the revving heart of the American Dream. But as Ian Rutledge d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis by Jeremy Leggett
    Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis - by Jeremy Leggett

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781846270055 | ISBN 10: 1846270057

    The single global marketplace we all inhabit is built on the notion of a solid, growing supply of cheap oil and gas for decades to come. But that bedrock is about to crack and crumble. And the oil companies know it. As geologists, civil servants and ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Month and a Day and Letters by Ken Saro-Wiwa
    A Month and a Day and Letters - by Ken Saro-Wiwa

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780954702359 | ISBN 10: 0954702352

    "Many people still remember how they felt when Ken Saro-Wiwa was judicially murdered. Some of us have spent the period trying to forget, as a strategy to mask our pain..."(Ken Wiwa, from a speech at the Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa Commemoration, London ... more

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  • Cover image of book The End of Oil by Paul Roberts
    The End of Oil - by Paul Roberts

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747570813 | ISBN 10: 0747570817

    Billions of people around the world enjoy an unprecedented standard of living based on one thing: oil. And each year we demand more. Everything we buy, from a McDonald's hamburger to cancer drugs, represents a measure of energy produced and consumed. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oil: Politics, Poverty and the Planet by Toby Shelley
    Oil: Politics, Poverty and the Planet - by Toby Shelley

    £31.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781842775219 | ISBN 10: 1842775219

    Access to oil and natural gas, and their prices, are hugely important axes of geo-political strategy and global economic prospects, and have been for a century.†Oil, written by a Financial Times journalist who has long covered the energy sector, prov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael C. Ruppert
    Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil - by Michael C. Ruppert

    £21.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780865715400 | ISBN 10: 0865715408

    The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects - finding some of then in the highest echelons of American government - by sho ... more

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