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When Oil Peaked

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In two earlier books, Hubbert's Peak (2001) and Beyond Oil (2005), the geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes laid out his rationale for concluding that world oil production would continue to follow a bell-shaped curve, with the smoothed-out peak somewhere in the middle of the first decade of this millennium—in keeping with the projections of his former colleague, the pioneering pe ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Hill and Wang
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Keith Akers
Jan 17, 2012 Keith Akers rated it really liked it
This book is definitely worth reading, but is mistitled. It should be, "Miscellaneous Observations on Peak Oil by a Pretty Smart Guy Who Knows a Lot of Stuff."

I thought his discussion of Hubbert and how he was a bit lucky in his 1956 paper (though within the range of reason) was interesting. The discussion of minerals was VERY interesting, and I gained a new insight into why some minerals were mined in ancient times (gold, copper, tin) while others were not really used until modern times (alumi
Christopher Obert
Dec 04, 2010 Christopher Obert rated it liked it
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I have found that Kenneth S. Deffeyes’ books on oil to be worth the time to read them. “When Oil Peaked” is his third book on the subject of oil and when it may run out. I found this book to be interesting and made me ask myself many questions. I do feel that the book could have been improved with better editing but still the book covered the subject well. I recommend this book, as well as his other books, to anyone interested in understanding what awaits us all, after oil peaked…
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Well written book. Lots of detailed thoughts ideas and facts
Nov 23, 2013 Bader rated it really liked it
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The 4 stars are for the amount of the diversified knowledge in the book. It's about energy, economics, and several things related to them. It's written by an oil-peak believer so that's why it got this title I guess :).
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