The Prize was created in 1997 to recognize outstanding contributions in mathematical physics, and contributions which lay the groundwork for novel developments in this broad field. The Prize is also created to recognize and support young people of exceptional promise who have already made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematical physics. Why become a member and how? Offers to IAMP Members Interesting Books Positions in Math. Site design by David Jörg, 2010. Drake successfully drilled the first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Drake’s well led to the first oil stampede. In August, 1990, Iraq’s president, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion of neighboring Kuwait. Yergin, a graduate of Yale University, received his Ph.
In the 1970’s he became involved in energy issues. It is a sweeping story that covers the entire globe in both war and peace. Yergin, though he has academic credentials, chose not to pursue the more common academic path of narrow topic and deep analysis. Instead, his work is narrative history in the grand style, his canvas filled with the movers and shakers of history. Yergin pursues three themes in his narrative. First, he focuses on oil as a business. As he notes, in the late twentieth century seven of the twenty top companies listed in the Fortune 500 are oil companies.
Second, he discusses how the pursuit of oil has been central to national and international strategies and politics in the twentieth century. Oil, seeping out of the earth, was known to humanity for millennia, but it was only in the mid-nineteenth century that it began to have any extensive value, primarily in the form of kerosene for use in illumination. Drake’s successful oil well in 1859 led to the first oil boom, to be followed by the first oil bust. The entire section is 1,794 words. You’ll also get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and 300,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your questions are answered by real teachers. Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and the Global Energy Expert for the CNBC business news network, is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. The book has been translated into 12 languages.
Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. American author, speaker, energy expert, and economic historian. Daniel Howard Yergin was born on February 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California. Early in his career, Yergin worked as a contributing editor for New York Magazine. In the mid-1970s, while a post-doctoral fellow, he began to take a particular interest in energy in his writing. His 2002 book The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, written with Joseph Stanislaw, described in narrative form the struggle over the “frontier” between governments and markets and the rise of globalization. CERA was acquired by the information company IHS Inc. In July 2012, he became vice chairman of IHS. IHS then merged in 2016 with Markit to become IHS Markit, with Yergin remaining IHS vice chairman. Yergin criticized predictions of imminent peak oil, noting in 2011 that the early 21st century is the fifth period of widespread predictions that world oil production was about to fall.