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The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy
By St Martins Pr
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ean: 9781250080660, isbn: 1250080665,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word ''fracking'' entered popular parlance. ''How can you frack?'' they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, ''What happens if we don't?''Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking:


The Song of the Hammer and Drill: The Colorado San Juans, 1860-1914
By Brand: University Press of Colorado
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mpn: b/w photos, ean: 9780870815317, isbn: 0870815318,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
As one of the great mining regions of Colorado and the United States, the San Juan Mountains provide insight into the development of both the industry and the state. First published in 1982, Song of the Hammer and Drill, with the help of more than 100 historical photographs, traces the mining and urban history of the San Juans from 1860-1914 through the lives of the people who opened, settled, and developed the beautiful but rugged mineral-rich peaks of southwestern Colorado.Used Book in Good


Fisher Investments on Energy
By Wiley
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ean: 9780470285435, isbn: 0470285435,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
The first offering from the Fisher Investments On investingseries is a comprehensive guide to the Energy sector. The book canbenefit both new and seasoned investors, covering everything fromEnergy sector basics to specific industry insights to practicalinvesting tactics, including common pitfalls to avoid. Azelton andTeufel demonstrate a method for uncovering performance andrisk-management opportunities—and show the readers how theycan do it, too. Filled with detailed graphs and tables,


Thurber Texas: The Life and Death of a Company Coal Town
By State House Press
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
The Thurber coal district sprang to life in the late 1880s in northern Erath County, Texas, some seventy miles west of Fort Worth.The mines were opened by the Texas & Pacific Coal Company to fuel the locomotives of its railway, whose tracks crossed the state from Marshall to El Paso. The company also built the town of Thurber to service the mines. It then imported workers from distant points, eventually including some twenty nationalities, whose old country ways contrasted sharply with


Shale Boom: The Barnett Shale Play and Fort Worth
By Texas Christian University Press
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ean: 9780875656854, isbn: 0875656854,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Shale Boom describes how independent oilman George P. Mitchell developed technology that would unlock trillions of cubic feet of natural gas in the North Texas rock formation known as the Barnett Shale. When he succeeded, other oilmen used it to uncover vast reserves, prompting a gas boom extending through twenty-one North Texas counties including the Fort Worth metropolitan area. The boom created enormous wealth, but brought drilling rigs into urban neighborhoods and created safety and


Idaho’s Bunker Hill: The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885–1981
By Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
A comprehensive history of a major American mining company For nearly a century, the Bunker Hill Company of Idaho was a leading U.S. mining and smelting corporation that played a key role in the nation’s industrial development. At the same time, it was the catalyst for unprecedented labor strife and environmental desecration. In this richly detailed history, Katherine G. Aiken traces Bunker Hill’s evolution from the mine’s discovery in 1885 to the company’s closure in 1981. Throughout


Gold!: Madness, Murder, and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies
By WestWinds Press
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
Gold! brings together the story of this metal’s glittering legacy in the Centennial State and the madness, murder, and mayhem that came along with it. The book examines the rich history of the miners and treasure hunters who came to face danger and hardships in the unforgiving Rocky Mountains. This story is unique in that it takes a look at the phenomenon of gold, the treasure hunters, both modern and historic, and brings them to life in a detailed and sharp narrative. Author Ian Neligh spent


Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
By Palgrave MacMillan Trade
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Since the late 18th century, when it emerged as a source of heating and, later, steam power, coal has brought untold benefits to mankind. Even today, coal generates almost 45 percent of the world's power. Our modern technological society would be inconceivable without coal and the energy it provides. Unfortunately, that society will not survive unless we wean ourselves off coal. The largest single source of greenhouse gases, coal is responsible for 43 percent of the world's carbon emissions.


Mine to Mill: History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade: From the Iron Ranges to Sault Ste. Marie
By Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
The history of the iron ore trade on the Great Lakes, from 1900 to 1980, is perhaps best related in visual form. Historians and enthusiasts alike can now learn about this important part of our country's industrial heritage in nearly 300 views of the mines, railroads, loading docks, and ships of the Great Lakes. Through the medium of the picture postcard, discover the underground and huge open-pit mines on the iron ranges in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, and ride the rails as the iron is


From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity
By Praeger
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
The blackout of 2003 illuminated just how dependent America is on electricity. It was not just that some 50 million people in eight states and Ontario were cut off from their televisions, microwaves, ATMs, and email. Without the electrical juice to keep their sockets alive, factory managers were forced to close production lines, city managers shut down water deliveries, grocery store clerks watched their frozen inventory slowly melt away. Economists estimated that the blackout cost Americans $5


Wildcatters: Texas Independent Oilmen (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History)
By Brand: Texas AM University Press
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
In the 1970s and 1980s the Texas wildcatter was a recognizable figure in popular culture. Since then, the wildcatter’s role is less celebrated but still important, as shown in the new introduction to this edition of a book originally published in 1984 by Texas Monthly Press. Drawing heavily on oral histories, this book tells the story of the West Texas independents as a group, looking at their business strategies in the context of their national, regional, and local conditions. The focus is


Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet
By Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet’s mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even billions, of years to form are now being squandered in just centuries–or sometimes just decades. Will there come a time when we actually run out of minerals? Debates already soar over how we are going to obtain energy without oil, coal, and gas. But what about the other mineral


Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
By Basic Books
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and


Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers: Thirty-three Years in the Oil Fields (Personal Narratives of West Series)
By University of Texas Press
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given rise to many a myth. Oil could turn a man overnight into a millionaire—and did, for some. But these myths have obscured what life was really like in the oil patch, a place that was neither the El Dorado of legend nor quite the unredeemed den of sin and iniquity that some feared.In Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers, Gerald Lynch provides a much-needed insider's view of the oil industry, describing life in various oil fields in and around Texas. He


Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela
By Potomac Books
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Beneath Venezuelan soil lies an ocean of crude—the world’s largest reserves—an oil patch that shaped the nature of the global energy business. Unfortunately, a dysfunctional anti-American, leftist government controls this vast resource and has used its wealth to foster voter support, ultimately wreaking economic havoc.Crude Nation reveals the ways in which this mismanagement has led to Venezuela’s economic ruin and turned the country into a cautionary tale for the world. Raúl Gallegos,


Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West
By Nation Books
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ean: 9781568587486, isbn: 9781568587486,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the Hopi and Navajo tribes. To the outside world, it was a land struggle between two fractious Indian tribes; to political insiders and energy corporations, it was a divide-and-conquer play for the 21 billion tons of coal beneath Black Mesa. Today, that coal powers cheap electricity for Los


24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies that Destroyed Faith in Corporate America
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
This is the story of Rebecca Smith and John R. Emshwiller, the two reporters who led the Wall Street Journal's reporting on Enron and uncovered the unorthodox partnerships at the heart of the scandal through skill, luck, and relentless determination. It all started in August 2001when Emshwiller was assigned to write a supposedly simple article on the unexpected resignation of Enron CEO Jeff Skilling. During his research, Emshwiller uncovered a buried reference to an off-balance-sheet


We Called it MAG-nificent: Dow Chemical and Magnesium, 1916-1998
By Michigan State University Press
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ean: 9781611860757, isbn: 161186075X,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews
During World War I, in 1916, Herbert Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company, received news of “star shells,” weapons that glowed eerily as they descended over the trenches of the enemy, making them easier to attack. The critical component in these flares was magnesium, a metal that was suddenly in great demand. Dow, along with a half-dozen other U.S. firms, swiftly began manufacturing magnesium, but by 1927 Dow was the only U.S. company still in the business. Dow’s key innovation was a


The History Of The Comstock Lode (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication)
By Brand: University of Nevada Press
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ean: 9781888035049, isbn: 1888035048,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews
A complete history of mining operations on the Comstock from 1850 to the present day.Used Book in Good Condition.


Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal on Southern West Virginia Communities
By Brand: West Virginia University Press
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ean: 9781933202174, isbn: 1933202173,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
Coal is West Virginia’s bread and butter. For more than a century, West Virginia has answered the energy call of the nation—and the world—by mining and exporting its coal. In 2004, West Virginia’s coal industry provided almost forty thousand jobs directly related to coal, and it contributed $3.5 billion to the state’s gross annual product. And in the same year, West Virginia led the nation in coal exports, shipping over 50 million tons of coal to twenty-three countries. Coal has made



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