This edition offers fresh analysis and insight into
• Fundamental shifts in the global energy balance • The revolution in shale gas and oil • New energy frontiers, from ultra deepwater to the Arctic • The rising agenda of safety concerns across the energy complex • Energy poverty • Infrastructure for modernizing power grids • Climate security in the current political and economic environment
The contributors offer a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by these changes and how they affect national security and regional politics around the globe.-- Jeffrey E. Garten, Yale University
Jan H. Kalicki is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and Counselor for International Strategy at Chevron. He served previously as White House NIS ombudsman and counselor to the Department of Commerce in the Clinton Administration, where he played a leading role in Russian, Eurasian, and Middle East commercial energy issues. David L. Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC, an international consulting firm. From 2009 to 2011 he served as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, where he created the Global Shale Gas Initiative and the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative.-- former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce
This is a new, fresh series of Nature Guides with all-new content. With a clean, modern design, these books are perfect for the beginner naturalist and family reference.
From trees to rocks and minerals, and birds to stars and planets, each volume provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples from within that subject area. Each book is packed with stunning photography, and key information is provided by expert contributors. The books are carefully structured, with catalog entries organized into easily understood groups that the newcomer will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate. Each profile centers on a high-impact commissioned image of the subject, allowing instant identification, and is accompanied by concise, authoritative text. Additional images provide context, while a data panel summarizes key facts about each example.
Each title opens with an introductory section that explains each subject in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive illustrated catalog. A glossary of key terms and a detailed index complete each volume.
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