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<titl >Contents Foreword Introduction <head n="1">Chapter 1: The History of Oil 1. The Early Uses of Oil Wayne M. Pafko A chemical engineer explains that oil was used in ancient times to seal boats, heat homes, and treat illnesses. It was not until the nineteenth century that humans developed the technology to drill for oil.
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Petroleum as fuel -- History.
Petroleum as fuel -- Environmental aspects.
Renewable energy sources.