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"The Oracle of Oil is a masterful telling of Hubbert’s life and ideas, written by journalist Mason Inman, a knowledgeable and graceful storyteller."
Charles Hall, review in Science
“(Inman’s) sympathetic but clear-sighted portrayal is … a fascinating read.”
Ed Crooks, review in Financial Times
"In Hubbert’s story, Inman has found a meditation on the booms and busts that marked twentieth-century economic growth.... In writing the first biography of Hubbert, Inman has retrieved, if not rescued, the story of a scientist who has much to offer to today’s energy conundrum."
Gregor Macdonald, review in Nature
"The Oracle of Oil is an enlightening book that pays fitting tribute to a brave scientist who cautioned about our reliance on oil and our need to transition to a renewable energy economy, long before it was fashionable."
Olive Heffernan, review in Nature Energy
"Inman has written a terrific book because it is really not about peak oil; it is about a fascinating man living in interesting times, and Inman captures a sense of both."
Lloyd Alter, review in Treehugger
"I strongly recommend it. I could fairly be described as a longstanding Hubbert devotee. After devouring Inman’s meticulously researched and entertainingly written biography, I feel even more indebted to the great man than before."
Richard Heinberg, review for the Post Carbon Institute
"It is a gripping read that illuminates not only the life of a true visionary but also the evolution of one of our era's key challenges. If you like well-written, thoroughly researched books about energy, get The Oracle of Oil."
Barclays Investment Bank, Managing Director of European Utilities Research
(writing in a personal capacity)