PETROLEUM: Gas, Oil and Asphalt by Irving Adler

PETROLEUM: Gas, Oil and Asphalt

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Adler doesn't look ahead to a day when other energy sources may replace petroleum and he assumes that ways can be found to eliminate or control such problems as pollution and oil spills. Aside from this implicitly optimistic ecological perspective, the presentation is superior, with a clear, uncluttered introduction to what petroleum is and how it is used leading into simple explanations of drilling and refining and even a look at the molecular structure and uses of various compounds, including petrochemicals. A useful, up-to-date primer.

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: John Day