Summary of The Boom

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

The Boom book summary


8 Overall

8 Importance

7 Innovation

9 Style


The saga of how hydraulic fracking changed US energy production features charismatic wildcatters and the science and history of oil and gas exploration. Masterful reporter Russell Gold’s narrative, for good or ill, gets somewhat flooded in minute – though fascinating – details of the history of oil fields, specific wells, exacting particulars about gas and oil exploration tools and materials, and personal anecdotes about meetings with industry honchos and engineers. Gold writes so smoothly, the river of information will carry you along. getAbstract recommends his thorough, professional overview to people interested in fracking and its impact on the energy industry and the environment – as long as they’re capable of patient fascination.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How fracking changed the energy industry,
  • How it affects the global economy and
  • How entrepreneurs created the fracking industry.

About the Author

Russell Gold reports on energy in The Wall Street Journal. His coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill earned a Gerald Loeb Award and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.



The New Energy Order
The owners of undeveloped land in Pennsylvania were surprised to receive an energy company’s unsolicited offer of $400,000, plus royalties, to drill on their land for natural gas. They had never heard of the company, Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy, and the area where...

Comment on this summary

  • Avatar
  • Avatar
    Мартин Рутковский 3 years ago
    You can be translated into Russian ?
    • Avatar
      Anna Barshay 3 years ago
      Уважаемый читатель,
      Предлагаем Вам познакомиться с изложениями других книг на ту же тему:

      -- Противостояние всемирному коллапсу. Неизбежность финансового и энергетического кризиса в эпоху сокращения мировых запасов нефти
      -- Топливный голод. Мифы о “зеленой” энергетике и правда об энергоносителях будущего
      -- Третья промышленная революция. Как горизонтальные взаимодействия меняют энергетику, экономику и мир в целом

      Мы будем Вам признательны, если Вы поделитесь с нами своими идеями о том, что включить в нашу русскую библиотеку, на специальной странице "Предложите книгу".

      Русская редакция getAbstract

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category