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Black's "Crude Reality" hits bookshelves

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1165 hits

Black's "Crude Reality" hits bookshelves

Brian Black’s new book, Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History was released this week by Rowman & Littlefield publishers. The book, which is included in the respected Exploring World History series edited by John R. McNeill, Georgetown University, and Jerry Bentley, University of Hawai’i, is intended to serve as a supplementary textbook in World History classes. Black traces oil’s intersection with human history since it was first noticed seeping from fissures in the ancient world to a modern era in which supplies of crude are a critical portion of world power.

Black is head of the Division of Arts and Humanities and a professor of history of environmental studies at Penn State Altoona. Learn more about the book at www.amazon.com/Brian-C.-Black/e/B0049OTXB0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1288962904&sr=1-2-ent.

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