The Quest

The Quest

Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World presents a gripping account of the ongoing quest for the energy that our world needs. Daniel Yergin continues the story of oil begun in The Prize, and brings the reader into the turbulent choices about the future of energy.

The Quest offers context and insight into what it takes to fuel life in the twenty-first century, the struggles among nations, the energies on which our society has been built, and the new resources that are competing to replace them. Essential for anyone An essential book for anyone seeking to understand today’s energy world and the future of energy – and the people who will shape it.

“Required reading… The Quest is a masterly piece of work…a comprehensive guide to the world’s great energy needs and dilemmas.” — The Economist
“This is a fantastic book.” — Bill Gates
“Searching, impartial, and alarmingly up to date… Necessary reading for CEOs, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers…and many others.” — Dwight Garner, New York Times
“If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” — Time
“This is the one book you must read to understand the future of our economy and our way of life.”— Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, Einstein, and The Innovators
“A masterful and illuminating book on one of the most vital issues of our time.”— Henry Kissinger
“This is a profound, unique and brilliantly written book about some of the most important issues of our times” — Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of FedEx
“Daniel Yergin has again delivered a sweeping, authoritative account of the science, economics, and geopolitics of energy. His writing…is clear and intelligent, and his subject could hardly be timelier.” — Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars and Dean, Columbia Journalism School

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