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Oil: a beginner's guide

Oil: a beginner's guide

Smil, Vaclav, author

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2nd edition.
Published London : Oneworld Publications 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Vaclav Smil
ISBN: 1786072874, 9781786072870
Note: "This new edition preserves what has remained durable and fundamental, and updates the contents by including all notable post-2007 developments. The latest available data were always used, which means that most of it is carried through to 2016, while some covereage ends in early 2017"--Preface.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 19, 2017).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides
Subject: Petroleum Geology.; NATURE Natural Resources.; NATURE Rocks & Minerals.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks for FE Collection (UK)


  1. 1.

    1. Oil's benefits and burdens
  2. 2.

    1. What oil is and how it was formed
  3. 3.

    1. How oil is found and where it has been discovered
  4. 4.

    1. How oil is produced, transported and processed
  5. 5.

    1. How long will oil last?