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The Age of Oil: The Mythology, History, and Future of the World's Most Controversial Resource
The Age of Oil: The Mythology, History, and Future of the World's Most Controversial Resource
By Praeger
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mpn: 15 illustrations, ean: 9780275990084, isbn: 0275990087,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
Oil is the most vital resource of our time. Because it is so important, misperceptions about the black gold abound. Leonardo Maugeri clears the cobwebs by describing the colorful history of oil, and explaining the fundamentals of oil production. He delivers a unique, fascinating, and controversial perspective on the industry―as only an insider could. The history of the oil market has been marked, since its inception, by a succession of booms and busts, each one leading to a similar


The Oil & Gas Industry: A Nontechnical Guide
The Oil & Gas Industry: A Nontechnical Guide
By Brand: PennWell Corp.
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mpn: 9781593702540, ean: 9781593702540, isbn: 159370254X,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
Joseph Hilyard's timely new book provides a broad perspective on the oil and gas industry, with primary attention to the United States. It takes the reader on a tour of the operations used to find and evaluate resources, and then to produce, store and deliver oil and gas. The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and


Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis
Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis
By Brand: PennWell Corp.
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ean: 9781593700447, isbn: 159370044X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
Basic principles are widely understood in the financial industry, but the terminology and analytical techniques can vary greatly. This book is written for the nonfinancial shareholders, managers, and oil company employees interested in the forces that influence stock values. The bottom line in any company is expressed in the language of finance. This book explains financial concepts in a nontechnical, practical way so that nonfinancial professionals and others may understand and appreciate this


Coltan
Coltan
By Polity
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ean: 9780745649320, isbn: 0745649327,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
A decade ago no one except geologists had heard of tantalum or'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient inmobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak outof Congo: of mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted inbrutal conditions watched over by warlords. The United Nations senta team to investigate, and its exposé of the relationshipbetween violence and the exploitation of coltan and other naturalresources contributed to a re-examination of


Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
By PM Press
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ean: 9781629634456, isbn: 162963445X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
Featuring Appalachia's leading scholars and activists, Written in Blood offers an accurate and uncensored understanding of coal mining history. Combining new revelations from the past with sketches of a sane path forward, this collection considers our past, present, and future. Sociologist Wess Harris further documents the infamous Esau scrip system for women, suggesting an institutionalized practice of forced sexual servitude that was part of coal company policy. In a conversation with


Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster
Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster
By Washington State University Press
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mpn: black & white illustrations, maps, ean: 9780874223187, isbn: 0874223180,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
2015 Western Writers of America Spur Award Winner in Contemporary Nonfiction 2015 Finalist in the annual Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of theYear AwardsMinutes before supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, before rocks ripped a huge hole in her hull and a geyser of crude oil darkened the pristine waters of Prince William Sound, the ship's lookout burst through the chart room door. ''That light, sir, it's still on the starboard side. It should be to port, sir.'' Her frantic


Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
By Basic Books
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ean: 9780465052615, isbn: 0465052614,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees


BP Blowout: Inside the Gulf Oil Disaster
BP Blowout: Inside the Gulf Oil Disaster
By Brookings Institution Press
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ean: 9780815729082, isbn: 0815729081,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
The story of the worst environmental disaster in American history and its enduring consequencesBP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killed 11 people. The ensuing oil discharge–the largest ever in U.S. waters—polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its


Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
By Basic Books
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ean: 9780465029914, isbn: 0465029914,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces and brides and spouses the world over.Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how diamond smuggling


Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction
Regulating Public Utility Performance: The Law of Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction
By American Bar Association
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ean: 9781627222921, isbn: 1627222928,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Organizing a century of legal principles to help the U.S. public utility industry resolve tensions created by the current legal boundaries of legal regulation and fashion new policies for the future. Its mix of case narratives and doctrine, drawn from all legal sources, is geared to lawyers and non-lawyers, veterans and novices, practitioners and decision-makers, academics and the media--anyone seeking to use the law to serve the public interest. Topics covered include market structure,


Scorched Worth: A True Story of Destruction, Deceit, and Government Corruption
Scorched Worth: A True Story of Destruction, Deceit, and Government Corruption
By Encounter Books
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ean: 9781594039812, isbn: 159403981X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
To effect just outcomes the justice system requires that law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges be committed―above all―to doing justice. Those whose allegiance is to winning, regardless of evidence, do the opposite of justice: they corrupt the system. This is the jaw-dropping story of one such corruption and its surprise ending. On Labor Day 2007, a forest fire broke out in California’s eastern Sierra Nevada and eventually burned about 65,000 acres. Investigators from the


Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
By Brand: Crown Business
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ean: 9780767913683, isbn: 076791368X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
“They’re still trying to hide the weenie,” thought Sherron Watkins as she read a newspaper clipping about Enron two weeks before Christmas, 2001. . . It quoted [CFO] Jeff McMahon addressing the company’s creditors and cautioning them against a rash judgment. “Don’t assume that there is a smoking gun.”Sherron knew Enron well enough to know that the company was in extreme spin mode…Power Failure is the electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the collapse of Enron, the high-flying


The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
By Riverhead Books
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mpn: 50115049, ean: 9780399576423, isbn: 9780399576423,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to your


The Greatest Gamblers: The Epic of American Oil Exploration
The Greatest Gamblers: The Epic of American Oil Exploration
By Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
''Oil,'' writes Ruth Sheldon Knowles, ''is the most hazardous, expensive, heartbreaking gambling game in the world.'' And, as this book dramatically proves, the men who have been the gamblers of the American oil business have been some of the most colorful and fantastic personalities in our history. The Greatest Gamblers is the story of our remarkable oilmen and the vast industry they have created-from its simple beginnings in 1859 at Titusville, Pennsylvania, to the big-business oil operations


The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown
The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9781250064929, isbn: 1250064929,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
Williston, North Dakota was a sleepy farm town for generations―until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn’t seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised them six-figure salaries and demanded no prior experience. But for every person chasing the American dream, there is a darker side―reports of violence and sexual assault skyrocketed, schools


Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale (The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature)
Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale (The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature)
By Texas A&M University Press
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ean: 9781623493516, isbn: 162349351X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
Before the dust settles, as many as 100,000 natural gas wells may be drilled into the Marcellus Shale on more than 20,000 well pads in Pennsylvania. Living on seven acres above the shale, Jimmy Guignard tells his story as an English professor grappling with the meaning of place and the power of words as he watches the rural landscape his family calls home be transformed into an industrial sacrifice zone. From the vantage point of an avid and experienced cyclist, Guignard tracks the takeover,


Coal River
Coal River
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ean: 9780374125141, isbn: 0374125147,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal. The forested ridge tops and valley streams of Appalachia―one of the country's natural treasures―are being destroyed, along with towns and communities. An entire culture is disappearing, and to this day, most Americans have no idea it's happening.Michael Shnayerson first traveled to the coal fields four years ago, on assignment


The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Global Oil Market
The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Global Oil Market
By William Morrow Paperbacks
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ean: 9780061766282, isbn: 9780061766282,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
The Asylum is a stunning exposé by a seasoned Wall Street journalist that once and for all reveals the truth behind America’s oil addiction in all its unscripted and dysfunctional glory.In the tradition of Too Big to Fail and Liar’s Poker, author Leah McGrath Goodman tells the amazing-but-true story of a band of struggling, hardscrabble traders who, after enduring decades of scorn from New York’s stuffy financial establishment, overcame more than a century of failure, infighting, and


The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock
The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock
By Chelsea Green Publishing
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ean: 9781603586801, isbn: 1603586806,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Scientists have devised a new term to explain the turmoil caused by climate change: the end of stationarity. It means that our baselines for rainfall, water flow, temperature, and extreme weather are no longer relevant―that making predictions based on past experience is no longer possible. But climate change has upended baselines in the financial world, too, disrupting the global economy in ways that are just becoming clear, leaving us unable to assess risk, and causing us to fundamentally


Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901
Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901
By Texas State Historical Assn
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ean: 9780876112366, isbn: 087611236X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
How did a profligate who killed a deputy sheriff before reforming, a mining engineer who went AWOL from the Austrian navy, and three East Texas drillers join forces with other equally colorful characters to drill on Spindletop Hill? The answers are all here—the challenge and frustration of the search, the excitement of the discovery, the euphoric chaos of the boom, and the genesis of the giant companies.In this scholarly work firmly rooted in the narrative tradition, and using material



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