Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives - Albert Marrin

Oil is the black sludge that bubbles up from below the earth’s surface and runs our lives. This natural resource makes our cars move, heats our homes, and sends us to war – because we’re running out. In BLACK GOLD: The Story of Oil in Our Lives (Knopf, $19.99), Albert Marrin describes everything from how oil was created and discovered to its impact on politics to the havoc it is wreaking on the environment. Explore the intersection of science and society with this history of our world’s most important, and most fleeting, resource. Ages 13-18. DMC