EMPIRES OF OIL
“If you read just one book on oil this year, let it be by Duncan Clarke, whose Empires of Oil is a stimulating mix of futurology, philosophy and realpolitik, with a dose of lateral thinking thrown in. Drawing on sources as diverse as Machiavelli and Gibbon, Niall Ferguson and Robert D. Kaplan, as well as lessons learnt from three decades as a leading industry adviser, Clarke challenges current assumptions about the future of oil. The result is a blast of fresh intellectual air that forces a radical reappraisal of the role of the commodity that shapes our lives, for better or for worse.”
Michael Holman, former Africa Editor,Financial Times
“Having known about Duncan Clarke’s intimate knowledge of the Asian and world upstream ...