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Author LinkGold, Russell.
Title LinkThe boom : how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world / Russell Gold.
Distribution New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014]
Description vii, 366 pages :  map ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: 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.
Summary Presents an unstinting exploration of controversial fracking technologies to consider the arguments of its supporters and detractors, profiling key contributors while explaining how the practice is changing the way energy is used. 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? -- From publisher’s web site.
Subject LinkPetroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
LinkOil wells -- Hydraulic fracturing.
LinkEnergy policy -- United States.
LinkEnergy consumption -- United States.

System Number 000680773
ISBN Link9781451692280 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link1451692285 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link9781451692297 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link1451692293 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9781451692303 (ebook)

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