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作者 Hiscock, Geoff
書名 Earth Wars : The Battle for Global Resources
出版項 Singapore : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
©2012
國際標準書號 9781118152911 (electronic bk.)
9781118152881
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說明 1 online resource (306 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources -- Contents -- Maps -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Four Essentials: Food, Water, Energy, Metals -- Clean Energy Technologies -- Lithium Triangle of the Andes -- Bolivia's Ambitious Pitch -- Multitude of Factors -- New Products for Old Trading Routes -- The World in 2050 -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Geographical Flashpoints: The Trouble with Lines on a Map -- Long Trading History -- The Opium Wars -- China's Northern Borders -- Caspian's Strategic Significance -- Arctic Ocean Disputes -- Notes -- Chapter 3: The Key Players: Diggers, Drillers, and Dealers -- Commodity Trading Skills -- Russia's Billionaire Oligarchs -- The AAR Connection -- Money in Metals -- World's Most Valuable Companies -- Chinese Miners on the Prowl -- Rapid Emergence on the Global Stage -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Food and Water: Where the Rivers Run -- Challenge for India, Pakistan -- Taming the Yangzi -- Aral Sea's Damage -- Waters of the Nile -- High Food Prices -- Frozen Fresh Water -- Pressure on Prices -- Notes -- Chapter 5: "Going Out" for Energy: China and India Stake Their Claims -- U.S. Gas Revolution -- Tunisia Heralds Arab Spring -- China the Biggest User -- Facing Political Pressure -- Pipelines Open New Markets -- India Makes Modest Forays -- Refining Shifts out of Europe -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Old Coal Still Burning Brightly -- Busiest Coal Port -- China's Energy Plan -- Russia's Massive Reserves -- Kazakhstan's Resource Scramble -- Colombia a New Exporter -- Indonesia's Contribution on the Rise -- Coal's Technological Response -- Notes -- Chapter 7: Going Nuclear in a Post-Fukushima World -- Long History on the Nuclear Road -- Efficient, Low-Cost Fuel -- Uranium's Many Supply Sources -- India's Complicated Outlook -- China's 70 GW Goal -- Worrying Past -- Canada's Productive Mines -- Africa, the Next Big Player?
South Korea's Plant Expertise -- Russia, a Strong Proponent -- France, the Nuclear Champion -- UK Momentum Shifts -- Brazil's Enrichment Role -- New Reactor Technology -- Notes -- Chapter 8: New Energy-Clean, Green, and Expensive -- Power Storage Ability -- Europe's Renewable Commitment -- Facing the Intermittency Factor -- Big Geographic Variations -- Hydropower's Role -- Interest in Biofuel -- Notes -- Chapter 9: Coppery Red, the Colour of Earth's True Love -- Olympic Dam a Bargain Buy -- Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi Promise -- India's Big Three Producers -- China's Production Shortfall -- Deal of the Century -- Alternatives to Copper -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Finding Steel's Essential Ingredients -- China Looking to Diversify -- China's "Big Five" Steel Producers -- African Projects on the Move -- Two Deals Change the Picture -- ArcelorMittal's Liberia and Canada projects -- Indian Consumption Rising -- Supply Shortage Looms -- Notes -- Chapter 11: U.S. Energy: Hail to the Shale -- Swing to Unconventional Resources -- International Interest in Shale -- Pipeline Projects in the Mix -- Gulf of Mexico Prospects -- The Cuba-China Connection -- Opening the U.S. Investment Door -- Notes -- Chapter 12: Japan after the Deluge -- Political Shifts in North Asia -- Player of Consequence -- Equity Partners around the Globe -- JX Holdings Builds Energy, Metals Business -- SoftBank's "New Energy" Vision -- Renewable Potential -- Notes -- Chapter 13: BRACQK (Brazil, Russia, Australia, Canada, Qatar, Kazakhstan) Is the New BRIC -- Uncertainty for Foreign Investment -- Brazil's Pre-Salt Independence -- Australia's Foot on the Gas -- Canada's Athabasca Challenge -- Qatar Fires up Its LNG Trains -- Kazakhstan's Fields of Dreams -- Notes -- Chapter 14: The Up and Comers: Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Mexico -- Turkey: A Pivotal Position
Iran: Rich in Oil and Gas, but Lacking Technology and International Friends -- Indonesia: Growing Spending Power -- Mexico: Exploiting the Potential -- Notes -- Chapter 15: What Happens Next: A Host of Global Opportunities -- Significant Developments Ahead -- Survive and Prosper -- Challenges for China, India Replicated -- Notes -- Conclusion: A World So Changed -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Index
A fascinating insight into the global battle for our energy future The global competition for scarce natural resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders including Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has become one of the biggest issues facing the world today. Whether it is the rare metal lithium found in salt pans in the Andes, gas from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil, coal from Africa's Zambezi River, or uranium from Kazakhstan, China and India are desperate to ensure the security of their future energy supplies. The same goes for food and water, as contamination and over-use take their toll, the need to provide continued access for the next generation and beyond has increased exponentially. In Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources, international business journalist Geoff Hiscock explores the problems, potential solutions, and inevitable tensions in this ongoing scramble for finite natural resources. Going beyond "big power" politics to explore resource ownership and the use of innovative technology to get the most out of them, the book takes a forward-looking approach to this pressing issue. Written in clear, jargon-free language, it tells the global resources story in a fresh and engaging way that anyone can understand. Includes insightful, up-to-the-minute coverage of the most pressing debates over resource allocations Discusses the major Chinese and Indian businesses that are just becoming known to those in the West (Sinopec, CNOOC, CNPC, Indian Oil, ONGC, Reliance, Coal India, SAIL, and many others) Presents resource- and region-specific chapters to help readers view the pertinent issues from multiple angles As the economies of China and India grow to challenge those of the West, the battle over natural resources will continue to heat up. Earth Wars looks
at this very real problem in-depth, presenting a definitive look at one of the greatest challenges of our time
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Hiscock, Geoff Earth Wars : The Battle for Global Resources Singapore : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9781118152881
主題 Natural resources -- Political aspects.;Energy development -- Political aspects
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