Daniel Yergin is respected around the world as a leading energy scholar and energy expert. Fortune Magazine called him “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” Yergin has served as an advisor and analyst on energy related topics including energy security, unconventional oil and gas development—like shale gas and tight oil—energy markets, and climate change. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Prize, which tells the sweeping, dramatic story of oil and geopolitics. The Prize became a number one best-seller and a PBS and BBC television series. Daniel Yergin’s new book, The Quest, is the true successor to The Prize. The Quest is a sweeping history of the energies—from oil and gas to solar and wind—that animate the modern world. It is also a riveting story of where we are today, and what the future of energy – and our world— might look like. Yergin brings his characteristic brand of big picture storytelling to his books, compelling character portraits and insightful and original analysis. It is Daniel Yergin’s talent, combined with the richness of his writing and the importance of his subjects, which explains why The Quest has been praised as “spellbinding”, “masterly” and “essential energy reading” that “reads like a novel”.
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World presents a gripping account of the quest for the energy that our modern world needs. Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change. Unlike other energy books, The Quest is a story that spans the energies on which our society has been built and the new resources that are competing to replace them.