Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy by Michael Klare (Paperback / softback, 2011)
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- DescriptionFrom the author of the w-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of powerRecently, an unprecedented Chinese attempt to acquire the major American energy firm Ucal was blocked by Congress amidst hysterical warnings of a Communist threat. But the political grandstanding missed a larger point: the takeover bid was a harbinger of a new structure of world power, based t on market forces or on arms and armies but on the possession of vital natural resources.Surveying the energy-driven dynamic that is reconfiguring the international landscape, Michael Klare, the preeminent expert on resource geopolitics, forecasts a future of surprising new alliances and explosive danger. World leaders are w facing the stark recognition that all materials vital for the functioning of modern industrial societies (t just oil and natural gas but uranium, coal, copper, and others) are finite and being depleted at an ever-accelerating rate. As a result, governments rather than corporations are increasingly spearheading the pursuit of resources. In a radically altered world where Russia is transformed from battered Cold War loser to arrogant broker of Eurasian energy, and the United States is forced to compete with the emerging Chindia juggernaut the only route to survival on a shrinking planet, Klare shows, lies through international cooperation.Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet surveys the energy-driven dynamic that is reconfiguring the international landscape, and argues that the only route to survival in our radically altered world lies through international cooperation. Klare's superb book explains, in haunting detail, the trends that will lead us into a series of dangerous traps unless we muster the will to transform the way we use energy. -- Bill McKibben
- Author BiographyMichael T. Klare is the author of more than a dozen books, including Resource Wars, Blood and Oil, Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet and The Race for What's Left. A regular contributor to Harper's, Foreign Affairs, and the Los Angeles Times, he is the defense analyst for The Nation and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst.
- Author(s)Michael Klare
- PublisherHenry Holt & Company Inc
- Date of Publication10/02/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHenry Holt & Company Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width132 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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