Daniel Yergin is one of the most influential voices on energy, international politics and economics in the world. He is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for 'lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding' and is the vice chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Yergin is the author of The Quest and received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize- The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which became a number one bestseller and was made into an acclaimed eight-hour PBS/BBC series.
the book breezily takes the reader through the developments of the past few decades in the oil business and energy more generally, with an eye to political repercussions. With sections on America, Russia, China, the Middle East, the car industry and climate politics and policy, at its best it is both brisk and authoritative, an impressive combination. * The Economist * The direction of travel in the global energy system seems clear: a historic shift away from the fossil fuels that have shaped the fat of nations for more than a century is under way. Who better to chart it than Daniel Yergin, the prizewinning US author and energy expert whose advice is sought by ministers and chief executives world wide? ... deftly told ... Yergin writes with the flair for dramatic detail [and] offers sprightly insights for any general reader seeking to understand the tensions in the South China Sea and the strife-torn Middle East -- Pilita Clark * Financial Times * Daniel Yergin won a Pulitzer in 1992 for The Prize, an acclaimed history of petroleum and political power ... In The New Map he turns his talents to what might be called geopolitical cartography ... Fans of the author's previous books will appreciate the snappy prose and plethora of well-told anecdotes ... revealing and apposite ... The book brings the general reader admirably up to date on the many subjects it covers. -- Edward Lucas * The Times * There are many ... stories in this wonderful book, all of them directed at the transformation of the global map of power and wealth that has happened in the 21st century. Don't waste your time on Boris or Trump, Covid or novichock, just read this to find out what is really happening. -- Bryan Appleyard * The Sunday Times *