Zoom : The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future/Lain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran Check Availability

Carson, Iain.Zoom : the global race to fuel the car of the future / Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran.1st ed.2007New York : Twelve, 2007.viii, 336 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-325) and index.The terrible twins : cars and oil wrote the history of twentieth-century American capitalism -- Down and out in Detroit : how the car industry, the icon of American greatness in the last century, lost its way -- Big oil in big trouble : the world is not running out of oil, but America's oil giants are in trouble even so -- The parable of the Prius : how Toyota's culture propelled the once-provincial carmaker past GM to number one -- The axis of oil : oil's geopolitical complications arise from America's bipartisan addiction to oil -- The slumbering giant awakes : the great awakening of America to the dangers of oil addiction and global warming is pushing corporations to act--but can big business really solve the problem? -- Crouching tiger, leaping dragon : Asia's rise could save, rather than destroy, the planet -- The juice and the jalopy : the same anarchic, amazing forces that brought us the Internet and telecom revolutions are now racing to develop the clean fuels and smart cars of tomorrow -- A call to arms : a grass-roots movement sweeping across America promises to overturn Washington's oil curse--and level the playing field for clean energy and the car of the future.