Internal Combustion – Edwin Black
Black is an interesting speaker and author who is not afraid to take a controversial stand or tackle a controversial topic. He often does so from a Jewish perspective and is a strong advocate for his positions. In Internal Combustion the religious perspective does not play a prominent role. Black traces the history of energy sources over the past few centuries and the role politics played in the determining the winners and losers. If anyone is even mildly interested in the environment I highly recommend this book to give you information and a perspective that is seldom presented.