In This Review

Global Insecurity: A Strategy for Energy and Economic Upheaval
Global Insecurity: A Strategy for Energy and Economic Upheaval
Edited by Daniel Yergin and Martin Hillenbrand
Houghton Mifflin, 1982, 427 pp
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The Critical Link: Energy and National Security in the 1980s
The Critical Link: Energy and National Security in the 1980s
By Charles K. Ebinger, Project Director
Ballinger (for the Center for Strategic & International Studies, George, 1982, 296 pp
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Energy Vulnerability
Energy Vulnerability
Edited by James L. Plummer
Ballinger, 1982, 480 pp
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These are three of the better books on energy. Inevitably, such collections overlap. These all favor stockpiles, increased international cooperation and, above all, taking energy seriously as a continuing problem. Plummer and his group work from a model that is helpful for thinking about supply disruptions. Ebinger and his Georgetown colleagues stress the larger political and security dimension. The Yergin and Hillenbrand volume, which has sponsors in a number of countries, is broadest of all. Using upper and lower projections of supply and demand, several authors have cogent things to say about the long-run political, economic and social effects of the great energy shift.