In the quest yergin tells the inside stories of the oil market: the rise of the petrostate, the race to control the resources of the former soviet empire and the massive corporate mergers that transformed the oil landscape. He shows how the drama of oil the struggle for access to it, the insecurity of supply, its impact on the global economy and the geopolitics that dominate it will continue to shape our world. and he takes on the toughest questions: will te world run out of oil before we can cope with its absence? are china and the united states destined to battle over this precious resource? Yergin also reveals the surprising and turbulent history of unclear power, coal and natural gas, and their roles as power sources and in electricity generation. investigating the rebirth of renewables’ biofuels and wind, as well as solar energy, which venture capitalists are betting will be the next big thing for meeting the needs of a growing world economy he makes it clear that understanding this changing energy landscape and its future role is crucial.