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AuthorSinger, Clifford
TitleEnergy and international war : from Babylon to Baghdad and beyond / Clifford E Singer
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific, 2008
Descript xviii, 434 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


Will international wars where energy resources play a central role continue to hold sway over life and death for industrialized nations, or is this a transient phase in the evolution of industrial societies? This book answers this question by tracing the history of energy and conflict from antiquity through the epic hot and cold wars of the twentieth century, to expected outcome of the war in Iraq. It points the way to the end of wars over control of fossil fuels, and demonstrates why these may be the last major international wars over other resources as well -- back cover


1. From Hammurabi to Napoleon : Just a commodity -- Slaves, gold and silver -- Sources of conflict until the concert of Europe -- 2. Coal and non-energy minerals : Steamer coal in the colonial era -- Franco-Prussian War sets the stage -- Coal and iron in the Great War -- Coal in Asia before WWII -- Coal, steel, customs, and the EU -- Conflict over other solid mineral resources -- An end to cross-border warfare over solid minerals? -- 3. Oil : Oil and commerce -- Oil from WWI to WWII -- Oil and World War II -- Before the Iran-Iraq War -- Iran and Iraq -- Gulf War I -- Sanctions and inspections -- Iraq after 9/11/01 -- Oil and war -- 4. Uranium, natural gas, and renewable : France and uranium -- French neocolonialism in Africa -- Natural gas resources and transport -- Liquefied natural gas and security developments -- Hydropower -- Other renewable resources -- It's about oil -- 5. The future : Troubled products -- Uncoordinated consumers -- Spoilers -- Transition to sustainability

Power resources -- Political aspects Security International -- Economic aspects Strategic materials -- Political aspects World politics Natural resources -- Political aspects Energy industries -- Political aspects War -- History

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