Bibliography on Peak Oil

by James Herod    <jamesherod@gmail.com>
September 24, 2005

this page is at http://site.www.umb.edu/faculty/salzman_g/Strate/Notz/2005-09-24.htm

Books

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.)

Web Sites

www.peakoil.net
www.postcarbon.org
www.communitysolution.org
www.simmonsco-intl.com
www.fromthewilderness.com

Internet Essays

(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
http://www.borderlands.com/archives/arch/endfos.html

McGowan, Dave, Beware the ‘Peak Oil’ Agenda
http://educate-yourself.org/en/davemcgowan70newsletter12oct04.shtml

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

Bardi, Ugo, Abiotic Oil: Science or Politics?
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/100404_abiotic_oil.shtml

Laherrere, Jean, No Free Lunch, Part 1: A Critique of Thomas Gold’s Claims for Abiotic Oil
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/102104_no_free_pt1.shtml

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen, No Free Lunch, Part 2: If Abiotic Oil Exists, Where Is It?
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/011205_no_free_pt2.shtml

(Other relevant essays, editorials, and news reports)

Caffentzis, George, Peak Oil and National Security: A Critique of Energy Alternatives
http://www.ww4report.com/node/1027
----- The Struggle for the Petroleum Commons: Local, Islamic, and Global
http://ww4report.com/105/planetwatch/petroleumcommons

Auerback, Marshall, The View from the Summit of Hubbert’s Peak (International Perspective for March 14, 2005)
http://www.prudentbear.com/internationalperspective.asp

Engdahl, F. William, Iraq and the Problem of Peak Oil
http://www.spinninglobe.net/iraq&oil.htm

Klare, Michael T., More Blood, Less Oil: The Failed U.S. Mission to Capture Iraqi Petroleum
www.truthout.org/docs_2005/printer_092005R.shtml
----- Oil Wars: Transforminhg the American military into a Global Oil-Protection Service
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1008-23.htm
---- Mapping the Oil Motive
http://www.zmag.org/content/print_article.cfm?itemID=7479&sectionID=15
----- The Intensifying Global Struggle for Energy
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0509-21.htm

Pocha, Jehangir, The Axis of Oil
http://www.alternet.org/story/21150

Pitt, William Rivers, The Prophecy of Oil
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/030705Z.shtml

Bryce, Robert, Running on Empty
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/031505G.shtml

Gowans, Stephen, US-UK Interventionism. The Hidden Agenda is Oil: Sudan: Round Gazillion
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/GOW407B.html

DeWit, Andrew, Peak Oil and Japan’s Food Dependence
http://hjapanfocus.org/article.asp?id=397

Cavalto, Alfred J., Oil: Caveat Empty
http://www.thebulletin.org/print.php?art_ofn=mj05cavallp

Crensen, Matt, Experts: Petroleum May Be Nearing Peak
http://commondreams.org/headlines05/0528-03.htm

Mieszkowski, Katharine, After the Oil is Gone
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/05/14/kunstler/index_np.html

Heinberg, Richard, Threats of Peak Oil to the Global Food Supply
http://www.museletter.com/archive/159.html

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen, Peak Oil and the Working Class
www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/090205Pfeiffer/090205pfeiffer.html

Lundberg, Jan, Termination of the Fossil-Fuels Society
www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/081605_world_stories.shtml


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