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Fossil fuels propelled industries and nations into the modern age and continue to powerfully influence economies and politics today. As Energy Capitals demonstrates, the discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels has proven to be a mixed blessing in many of the cities and regions where it has occurred. With case studies from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Africa, and Australia, this volume views a range of older and more recent energy capitals, contrasts their evolutions, and explores why some capitals were able to influence global trends in energy production and distribution while others failed to control even their own destinies.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxii
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  1. Part I. Blessed by Fossil Fuels? Pittsburgh, Houston, Louisiana, and Los Angeles
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. Pittsburgh as an Energy Capital: Perspectives on Coal and Natural Gas Transitions and the Environment
  2. Joel A. Tarr and Karen Clay
  3. pp. 5-29
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  1. 2. The Energy Capital of the World?: Oil-Led Development in Twentieth-Century Houston
  2. Martin V. Melosi and Joseph A. Pratt
  3. pp. 30-57
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  1. 3. Making a Lemon Out of Lemonade: Louisiana’s Petrochemical Corridor
  2. Craig E. Colten
  3. pp. 58-76
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  1. 4. Los Angeles, the Energy Capital of Southern California
  2. Sarah S. Elkind
  3. pp. 77-90
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  1. Part II. Distant yet Central? Perth, Calgary, and Stravanger
  2. pp. 91-94
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  1. 5. Scoping Perth as an Energy Capital
  2. Jenny Gregory
  3. pp. 95-110
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  1. 6. At Arm’s Length: Energy and the Construction of a Peripheral Prairie Petrometropolis
  2. Matthew N. Eisler
  3. pp. 111-126
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  1. 7. Oil Shocks in an Oil City: The View from Stavanger, Norway, 1973–2008
  2. Gunnar Nerheim
  3. pp. 127-142
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  1. Part III. Cursed by Oil?: Tampico and Port-Gentil
  2. pp. 143-146
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  1. 8. Tampico, Mexico: The Rise and Decline of an Energy Metropolis
  2. Myrna Santiago
  3. pp. 147-158
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  1. 9. Port-Gentil: From Forestry Capital to Energy Capital
  2. Douglas A. Yates
  3. pp. 159-180
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  1. Conclusion: Comparative Perspectives on Energy Capitals
  2. pp. 181-196
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 197-250
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  1. CONTRIBUTORS
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-266
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822979227
Print ISBN
9780822962663
MARC Record
OCLC
878918855
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-06
Language
English
Open Access
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