Petroleum


The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
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H. Rabia
Petrophysics: Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties
Properties of Petroleum Fluids
Golden Buddha (The Oregon Files, #1)
Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt, #19)
The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It
Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production
Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage
Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence"
Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
Inverse Theory for Petroleum Reservoir Characterization and History Matching
The Prize by Daniel YerginBlood & Oil by Manucher FarmanfarmaianThe Quest by Daniel YerginThe New Great Game by Lutz KlevemanShale Gas by Vikram Rao
Best Books About Oil & Gas
13 books — 2 voters
Peak Everything by Richard HeinbergThe Prize by Daniel YerginThe Quest by Daniel YerginHot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. FriedmanThe Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler
Best books about energy issues
28 books — 17 voters

Depletion and Abundance by Sharon AstykPest Control for Organic Gardening by Amber RichardsThe Resilient Gardener by Carol DeppeGaia's Garden by Toby HemenwayThe Post Carbon Reader by Richard Heinberg
Life after the oil crash (nonfiction)
41 books — 27 voters


Joel Salatin
In my opinion, if there is one extremely legitimate use for petroleum besides running wood chippers and front-end loaders to handle compost, it's making plastic for season extension. It parks many of the trucks [for cross-country produce transportation]. With the trucks parked, greenhouses, tall tunnels, and more seasonal, localized eating, can we feed ourselves? We still have to answer that burning question.
Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Michael Pollan
So this is what commodity corn can do to a cow: industrialize the miracle of nature that is a ruminant, taking this sunlight- and prairie grass-powered organism and turning it into the last thing we need: another fossil fuel machine. This one, however, is able to suffer.
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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