Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
By Daniel Yergin
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121947, 820pp.)
Publication Date: September 26, 2012
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"The Quest" tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, "The Quest "vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.
Of Dr. Yergin's subsequent book, "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy", the" Wall Street Journal" said: "No one could ask for a better account of the world's political and economic destiny since World War II." This book has been translated into 13 languages and Dr. Yergin led the team that turned it into a six-hour PBS/BBC documentary -- the major PBS television series on globalization. The series received three Emmy nominations, a CINE Golden Eagle Award and the New York Festival's Gold World Medal for best documentary. Dr. Yergin's other books include "Shattered Peace, "an award-winning history of the origins of the Cold War, "Russia 2010 and What It Means for the World"(with Thane Gustafson), and "Energy Future: The Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School, "which he edited with Robert Stobaugh.