In May, Alpina Business Books released a custom publication titled “Oil: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
The book by Ravil Cherdabayev – well-known oilman, state official and public figure – examines the historical, economic and political aspects of the oil industry. Drawing on numerous sources (from the legendary and annalistic to the scientific and theoretical), the book discusses the challenges of discovering and utilizing the world’s first oil and gas deposits, a scientific analysis of the chemical structure of oil, and the processes of extracting and processing oil. The author’s research looks in detail at the establishment of the oil industry in different countries and the activities of the major transnational oil corporations. A special place in the book is devoted to an analysis of traditional and non-traditional renewable sources of energy offering a possible alternative to hydrocarbons for future global energy needs.
The book contains many colorful illustrations and makes an excellent gift for business partners and friends.