Written by the ex-CEO of British Petroleum, Seven Elements takes a defining look at seven chosen elements that have shaped human civilization while making scientific advances. Written as part memoir and part history, John Browne reflects on his experiences during his stint at BP and recollects the time he spent with politicians and bureaucrats in the interest of BP's investment.
An excellent book encompassing vast field of knowledge on the contribution of seven elements towards human civilization. The author has succeeded in distilling complex processes involved in extraction & utilization of these elements in pure as well as in compound form in a lucid & easy manner.
Though I bought it from a local Crosswords bookstore and not at amazon,but this book is a great ocean of knowledge,coming from none other than the person who has seen resource based Geopolitics pretty close up. Science,History,Economics,Geography all in one !