Big Business: Inside the Oil Industry, 1st Edition

  • Wil Mara
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1624022960
  • ISBN-13: 9781624022968
  • DDC: 338.27282
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around oil, the fossil fuel that powers much of the modern world. It explores the oil industry's history, petroleum's many uses, and the ways in which companies are trying to boost efficiencies to make it a viable energy source for many years to come. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Pursuit of Innovation.
2: Where It All Began.
3: Increasing Demand.
4: Oil and Warfare.
5: The Rise of the East.
6: Oil Shortages.
7: How It All Works Today.
8: Petropolitics.
9: Today and Tomorrow.
Oil Production 2016.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.