Summary of The Boom

How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

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The Boom book summary
Though controversial, fracking put the US on the road to energy independence.

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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
  • How entrepreneurs created the fracking industry
 

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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.


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    Мартин Рутковский 11 months ago
    You can be translated into Russian ?
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      Anna Barshay 11 months ago
      Уважаемый читатель,
      Предлагаем Вам познакомиться с изложениями других книг на ту же тему:

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      -- 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".

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