Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is an American author, speaker, energy expert, and economic historian. He is best known for his work on energy politics and economics, particularly his Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power', which chronicles the global history of the oil industry. Yergin is also the vice chairman of IHS Markit, a research and information company specializing in energy, and has written extensively on energy, international politics, and economics.


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  1. 1. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

    "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power" is a comprehensive history of the global oil industry, tracing its development from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania to the oil crisis of the 1970s and its aftermath. The book examines the key players, political conflicts, and technological advancements that have shaped the industry, and explores the profound impact of oil on the global economy and geopolitics. It also discusses the environmental and social challenges associated with oil production and consumption.

    The 6154th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Quest

    This book is a comprehensive exploration of the global energy sector, tracing its historical developments, current challenges, and future prospects. It delves into the intricacies of energy production, from traditional fossil fuels to renewable sources, and examines the geopolitical tensions, environmental concerns, and technological innovations shaping the industry. The narrative provides a deep understanding of how energy security, economic growth, and climate change are interconnected, offering insights into the complex decisions facing policymakers, industry leaders, and consumers in the quest for sustainable energy solutions. Through detailed analysis and engaging storytelling, the book highlights the critical role of energy in the modern world and the ongoing efforts to meet the demands of a growing global population while addressing the urgent need for environmental stewardship.

    The 9290th Greatest Book of All Time