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Main Title The boom : how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world /
Author Gold, Russell.
Publisher Simon & Schuster,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 852226364
ISBN 9781451692280; 1451692285; 9781451692297; 1451692293; 9781501122613; 1501122614; 1451692307
Subjects Petroleum industry and trade--Environmental aspects--United States ; Oil wells--Hydraulic fracturing ; Energy policy--United States ; Energy consumption--United States ; Energiepolitik--(DE-588)4014715-0 ; Fracking--(DE-588)4228013-8 ; USA--(DE-588)4078704-7 ; Olja (petroleum)--fèorekomst ; Oljeindustri--miljèoaspekter ; Energipolitik ; Energifèorbrukning
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HD9565.G65 2014 2 cys Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/19/2014
EJDM  HD9565.G65 2014 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 10/13/2015
EOAM  HD9565.G65 2014 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/18/2015
ESAM  HD9565.G65 2014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/20/2014
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Collation vii, 366 pages : map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-347) and index.
Contents Notes
Just add water -- Ottis Grimes -- Everyone comes for the money -- Dominion over the rocks -- Wise County -- Ice doesn't freeze anymore -- Larry was the brake -- The rise of Aubrey McClendon -- The fall of Aubrey McClendon -- Celestia -- Blessings of the Pope -- Ghost Ridin' Grandpa -- Pandora's frack. Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Here the author tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology, a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world, and what price will we have to pay for it?