Eyewitness Oi is an up-to-date look at petroleum-why we need it, where we get it, and how we use it. By tracing its roots from 6,500 years ago in the Middle East through the dawn of the Oil Age in 1853, and finally to present day, find out why oil truly is king. Stunning real-life photography of oil tankers, refineries, and spills-including the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico-lets you be an eyewitness to the substance long referred to as "black gold." See the inner workings of a car engine, find out how geologists locate underground oil deposits, and get an insider's look at the controversial substance responsible for the beginning-and, if we're not careful, the end of-life as we know it! Discover the story of petroleum, and the many ways it shapes the world we live in.
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