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Zoom: the global race to fuel the car of the future

Author: Carson, Iain ; Vaitheeswaran, Vijay V.Publisher: Twelve, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 336 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 044658004XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HC2000 .A8 C37 2007
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Print HC2000 .A8 C37 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Zoom The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future Contents Introduction: THE GREAT AWAKENING Oil is the problem; cars are the solution PART I HIGHWAY ROBBERY 1 13 15 Chapter One: The Terrible Twins Cars and oil wrote the histo ry of twentieth-century American capitalism Chapter Two: Down and Out in Detroit How the car industry, the icon of American greatness in the last century, lost its way 39 Chapter Three: Big Oil in Big Trouble The world is not running out of oil, but America's oil giants are in trouble even so 68 PART II CAN DINOSAURS DANCE? 103 105 Chapter Four: The Parable of the Prius How Toyota's culture propelled the once-provincial carmaker past GM to number one Chapter Five: The Axis of Oil Oil's geopolitical complications arise from America's bipartisan addiction to oil 139 Chapter Six: The Slumbering Giant Awakes The Great Awakening of America to the dangers of oil addiction and global warming is pushing corpora tions to act--but can big business really solve the problem? 162 PART III MANIFOLD DESTINY 191 193 Chapter Seven: Crouching Tiger, Leaping Dragon Asia's rise could save, rather than destroy, the planet Chapter Eight: The Juice and the Jalopy The same anarchic, amazing forces that brought us the Internet and telecom revolutions are now racing to develop the clean fuels and smart cars of tomorrow 238 Chapter Nine: A Call to Arms A grassroots movement sweeping across America promises to overturn Washington's Oil Curse--and level the playing field for clean energy and the car of the future 286 Bibliography Index 321 327

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