The impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be felt in the region and around the world for a long time. The Association of American University Presses has compiled a list of books from 23 AAUP members to offer insight and understanding about the role of oil–in economic, technological, and political development, in international relations, and in global environments.
From the AAUP Press Release: Books for Understanding is a free public service of AAUP to help librarians,
journalists, educators, and interested readers find the best books on current events. The program highlights one of the highest values of university presses: to publish top research and scholarship in all fields regardless of immediate commercial potential. Often the most complete and illuminating background research and knowledge for a breaking news story is only available in scholarly books from presses committed to the public interest.
A complete list of Books for Understanding can be found at:
We invite you to check out the complete list along with these Princeton University Press titles:
Oil and the Environment: General Environmental Effects of Oil Drilling and Refining
Oil in Economic and Political Development and Social Change: Around the World
The Central Asian Economies Since Independence
Oil and Energy Crises
The Impending World Oil Shortage (New Edition)
Kenneth S. Deffeyes
Drilling Methods and Technologies
Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century
David P. Billington, David P. Billington Jr.