Why oil? That's a question that's been asked many, many time through the millennia. Yes, millennia! And CALLIOPE can't wait to have join this incredibly fascinating-and exciting-trip to find the answers. We'll be stopping in India and Iraq and Iran for a look at bitumen, which some ancients called "bulls"! Then, we jump a few centuries to stand on the sidelines as warriors shoot "Greek fire" and shout "Victory!" Another few centuries and the whale is king, but why? And that's not all! We'll visit the oil fields in Baku and at Titusville. Just how did they work? And why was oil at the center of the Industrial Revolution? Find out, too, about the busts and booms-and yes, there have been quite a few of them. There's also an answer-well, answers-to the 21st-century question: What are the alternatives? So, join us. We can't wait to have you part of the issue-and the answer!