ISBN 9788126536689,Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources


Hiscock Geoff


Times Group Books



Times Group Books

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788126536689

ISBN-10 8126536683

Hard Back

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

Natural Resources

Key Features It goes beyond 2018big power' politics to explore what is the really important theme of the 21st century: resource ownership and the use of innovative technology to get the most out of them. While my book looks at the big picture of the competition for resources, it then drills down into the private and state-owned corporations that are at the forefront of the resources trade, to better understand who is doing what, where and why. It has the accuracy and research required for a book of this scope, but it tells the global resources story in a fresh and engaging way, rather than as a dry economic analysis. It is current, forward-looking, and written in a style that is accessible and jargon-free. About the Book: Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources As the big Asian economies of China and India grow to rival and ultimately overtake the US, Europe and Japan in the first quarter of the 21st century, the global war for the earth's rare resources is intensifying. Energy, food, water and metals are the flashpoints: China and India need power, and lots of it, to keep their economies humming, their 2.5 billion people fed and their costs competitive in the global marketplace. They want to be more than resource buyers. To ensure the security of their energy supplies they want an ownership stake in the world's richest resource projects, be they coal, oil & gas, iron ore or the rare earths that are integral to modern consumer electronics. That puts them in competition with each other, with other developing economies such as Brazil, Russia, Turkey and Indonesia, and with the advanced nations of the West. This book looks at one of the big issues of our time: the global competition for scarce resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders such as Russia, Brazil and Indonesia. Whether it is the rare metal lithium from a salt pan in the Andes, gas from the Caspian Sea, oil off the coast of Brazil