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September 1, 2005: Bibliography on Peak Oil Printer Friendly Version

Bibliography on Peak Oil

James Herod
September, 2005


Campbell, C. J. The Coming Oil Crisis. 1997, 210 pages (oversized book)
----- Oil Crisis. Sept 2005, 456 pages, Multi-Science Publishing

Deffeyes, Kenneth S. Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert’s Peak. 2005
----- Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage. 2001

Goodstein, David. Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil. 2004

Heinberg, Richard. The Party’s Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies. 2002
----- Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. 2004

Kunstler, James Howard. The Long Emergency. 2005

Cooke, Ronald. Oil, Jihad, and Destiny. 2005

Klare, Michael. Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependence. 2004
----- Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Landscape. 2002

Leeb, Stephen and Donna. The Oil Factor: Protect Yourself and Profit from the Coming Energy Crisis. 2004

McKillop, Andrew. Final Energy Crisis. 2004

McQuaig, Linda. It’s the Crude, Dude. 2004

Roberts, Paul, The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World. 2004

Ruppert, Michael. Crossing the Rubicon: September 11 and the Decline of American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. 2004

Shah, Sonia. Crude: The Story of Oil. 2004

Darley, Julian. High Noon for Natural Gas. 2004

Huber, Peter and Mark Mills. The Bottomless Well: The Twlight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy. 2005

Simmons, Matthew R. Twlight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. 2005

Yeomans, Matthew. Oil: Anatomy of an Industry. 2004

Clark, William R. Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq, and the Future of the Dollar. 2005

Gold, Thomas. The Origin of Methane (and Oil) in the Crust of the Earth. 1993.

(Gold argues that oil is not a fossil fuel. For rebuttals, see Jean Laherrere, Dale Allen Pfeiffer, and Ugo Bardi below.)

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(The following two essays support the Thomas Gold hypothesis, that oil is not a fossil fuel derived from organic matter, but is an abiotic substance generated in the crust of the earth.)

Brown, Thomas J., The End of Fossel Fuels

McGowan, Dave, Beware the ‘Peak Oil’ Agenda

(For a rebuttal of the Gold hypothesis, see the following:)

Bardi, Ugo, Abiotic Oil: Science or Politics?

Laherrere, Jean, No Free Lunch, Part 1: A Critique of Thomas Gold’s Claims for Abiotic Oil

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen, No Free Lunch, Part 2: If Abiotic Oil Exists, Where Is It?

(Other relevant essays, editorials, and news reports)

Caffentzis, George, Peak Oil and National Security: A Critique of Energy Alternatives

The Struggle for the Petroleum Commons: Local, Islamic, and Global

Auerback, Marshall, The View from the Summit of Hubbert’s Peak (International Perspective for March 14, 2005)

Engdahl, F. William, Iraq and the Problem of Peak Oil

Klare, Michael T., More Blood, Less Oil: The Failed U.S. Mission to Capture Iraqi Petroleum

----- Oil Wars: Transforminhg the American military into a Global Oil-Protection Service

---- Mapping the Oil Motive

----- The Intensifying Global Struggle for Energy

Pocha, Jehangir, The Axis of Oil

Pitt, William Rivers, The Prophecy of Oil

Bryce, Robert, Running on Empty

Gowans, Stephen, US-UK Interventionism. The Hidden Agenda is Oil: Sudan: Round Gazillion

DeWit, Andrew, Peak Oil and Japan’s Food Dependence

Cavalto, Alfred J., Oil: Caveat Empty

Crensen, Matt, Experts: Petroleum May Be Nearing Peak

Mieszkowski, Katharine, After the Oil is Gone

Heinberg, Richard, Threats of Peak Oil to the Global Food Supply

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen, Peak Oil and the Working Class

Lundberg, Jan, Termination of the Fossil-Fuels Society