Peter maass crude world book

A stunning and revealing examination of oils indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it. Maass resided at the american academy in berlin as a fall 2009 berlin prize fellow, where he worked on his book war of icons. The book features warlords in the oilrich niger delta, petrobillionaires in moscow, americans in baghdad, the gesticulations as well as the politics of hugo chavez, and officials in riyadh who avoid uncomfortable questions about saudi reserves. The violent twilight of oil by peter maass goodreads. Peter maass, the author of love thy neighbor and crude world, is working on a new book about government and corporate surveillance in an era of drones, cellphones and the nsa.

Welcome to equatorial guinea, africas third largest exporter of. He is a contributing writer to the new york times magazine, and his latest book is. In his new book, crude world, journalist peter maass takes readers on a vivid tour of troubled oil frontiers, voyaging to places like nigerias polluted delta, equatorial guineas dusty capital, ecuadors scarred rain forest and russias corporate boardrooms, where corruption is rife and environmental neglect all too common. We want your experience with world of books to be enjoyable and problem free. Such is the message of peter maasss slender but powerfully written new book, crude world. Maasss background is in journalism the new york times.

Peter maass has visited those parts of the world, some of them places that very few people would dare to go, and has written about them in. If you average out oil revenues across its citizens, it would be richer per capita than saudi arabia. Or, as peter maass says in his outstanding book crude world, oil is oxygen. Peter maass is a name you may know from a 2005 article that he wrote for the new york times called the breaking point. Crude world is peter maasss account of the violence, tyranny, poverty, environmental degradation, corporate malfeasance, corruption and state failure that seem to be fuelled by oil. In crude world, journalist peter maass argues that our relentless pursuit of oil. The story was a comprehensive look at where he thought oil productionprices were headed and what the implications might be. The violent twilight of oil by peter maass crude world is a topical book about the impact oil has had on those countries that produce it. Crude world the violent twilight of oil by peter maass. Peter maass is a contributing writer to the new york times magazine and has reported from the middle east, asia, south america and africa. In crude world, peter maass presents a vivid portrait of the troubled world oil has created. Crude world explores the troubled world oil has createdfrom saudi arabia to iraq, russia, nigeria, venezuela and beyond. Peter maasss brilliant expose of the oil industry uncovers the shocking human cost of fuel, says peter preston. A story of war, which chronicled the bosnian war and won prizes from the overseas press club.

Peter maass is an awardwinning investigative journalist and author. Crude world by peter maass overdrive rakuten overdrive. In this stunning and revealing book, peter maass examines the social, political, and environmental impact of petroleum on the countries that produce it. In this short book 225 pages, peter maass sets out some compelling arguments about the curse of. Within the past decade, bp has been responsible for disasters in other locations, such as an explosion at a texas refinery that took 15 lives, as well as major spills from its pipelines in. Maass has written indepth magazine stories about the wars in iraq and afghanistan for the new york times magazine, the new. From baghdad to berlin, a military writer looks at how pictures frame wars. Author peter maass has spent eight years trying to understand the politics and economy of oil production across the globe. Maass, a contributing writer for new york times magazine, travels to countries where oil has been. In 1997, after working for a year in washington as a staff writer for the post, i left the paper and moved to new york city, where i have written for the new york times magazine, the new yorker, foreign policy, the atlantic, new york and slate, among others.

Peter maass books crude world and love thy neighbor. Crude world by peter maass penguin random house audio. Peter maass born 1960 is an american journalist and author. Were you surprised by the deepwater horizon disaster.

Crude world is a startling and essential account of the consequences of our addiction to oil. The violent twilight of oil peter maass a stunning and revealing examination of oils indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it. Peter maasss crude world is a book for anyone who wants to understand the process by which it is ensured that there continues to be petrol in the pumps and food on the supermarket shelves. It is a disturbing catalogue of the underside of the international oil industry. Essential reading for these times and for anyone interested in making the right decisions about our energy future. In crude world, journalist peter maass argues that our relentless pursuit of oil has created a host of problems in the world particularly. You write about bps problematic safety record in crude world.

He has written as well for the new yorker, the atlantic monthly, the washington post and slate. Accomplished journalist and author, peter maas provides compelling arguments to support his theory that oilrich countries are not rich, and that their oil has brought more trouble rather prosperity. Peter maass, a writer for the new york times, takes a somewhat different angle in his book, crude world. Unquestionably, by fueling better and faster transportation and. A story of war, which chronicled his experiences covering the war in bosnia, and crude world. The book features warlords in the oilrich niger delta, petrobillionaires in moscow, american soldiers and oilmen in baghdad, the gesticulations and politics of hugo chavez, as well as officials in riyadh who avoid uncomfortable questions about saudi reserves. Peter maass has visited those parts of the world, some of them places that very few people would dare to go, and has written about. The violent twilight of oil, about the ways oil shapes the world. The violent twilight of oil, writer and journalist peter maass brings us a stunning and revealing examination of oils indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it he takes us to saudi arabia, where officials deflect inquiries about the amount of petroleum remaining in the countrys largest reservoir. A stunning and revealing examination of oils indelible impact on the c.

About the author peter maass is a contributing writer to the new york times magazine and has reported from the middle east, asia, south america and africa. Every unhappy oilproducing nation is unhappy in its own way, but all are touched by the resource cursethe power of oil to exacerbate existing problems and create. Peter maass travels far, wide and indefatigably, notebook in hand, visiting places where the world averts its eyes. Tom bowers the squeeze uses profiles of the big players. The book features warlords in the oilrich niger delta, petrobillionaires in moscow, american soldiers and oilmen in baghdad, the gesticulations and politics of hugo chavez, as well as officials in riyadh who avoid. Every unhappy oilproducing nation is unhappy in its own way, but all are touched by the resource cursethe. The rest comes from other countries many of which are not our friends, and are not democracies. Every unhappy oilproducing nation is unhappy in its own way, but all are touched by the resource cursethe power of oil to exacerbate existing problems and create new ones. He takes us to saudi arabia, where officials deflect inquiries about the amount of petroleum remaining in the countrys largest reservoir. The united states of america usa, commonly known as the united states or america, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major selfgoverning territories, and various possessions.

Welcome to equatorial guinea, africas third largest exporter of oil and gas. Crude world book vaughan public libraries bibliocommons. The catastrophic oil spill in the gulf of mexico has brought new attent. The catastrophic oil spill in the gulf of mexico has brought new attention to the huge costs of our oil dependence. Crude world gets its energy from peter maasss exhaustive investigation and firsthand experience and results in an illuminating narrative of the true impact of the global dependence on oil. Breathless, alarming evidence of the harm that oil inflicts on the world. Maass examines how an ordinary serb could wake up one morning and shoot his neighbor, once a friend then rape that neighbors wife.

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