It is a well written book aimed at a general audience. Driven by hunches, large ambitions and even larger personalities, the story of fracking is the story of innovation, American style. But, if you wish to get a sense of what is at stake, this would be quite useful. تقوم جين غودول في كتاب حصاد من أجل الأمل بإقناعنا بأنه يتوجب علينا أن نقيم علاقة جديدة مع الطعام، علاقة تكون ملهمة ولذيذة، وتحافظ في الوقت ذاته على التقاليد وتشكل عملاً من أعمال الحماية. What Gold misses, however, is how the natural gas boom described in this book has faded under several years of weak prices. If you'd like a relatively balanced introduction to help you better understand the science, business and politics of hydraulic fracturing aka fracking , I don't think you could do much better than this book.
There was no one on hold for this the entire time I had it checked out. I've seen a lot of Facebook memes about fracking, and the reality is that it's a fairly complex technology with unique benefits, costs and risks. The outcome was the development of the Article of Confederation, The Constitution and recognition from Great Britain of the United States as an independent nation under the treaty of Paris. From sticks, spears, bows and arrows to guns, gas and bombs the art of warfare has evolved over time with technical advancements. 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.
وشخصية عالمية معروفة من دعاة المحافظة على الموارد الطبيعية. وأسرار جمعية كوكلوكس كلان العرقية. That sounds mean but we've all heard the old complaint that journalists should stick to articles. Larger cities that depend on natural gas and heating, for example, have become hotbeds of anti-fracking activity, yet those people are little affected by the economic and environmental plusses and minuses of the activity except for lower prices for energy. إنه يهتم ببعض هذه الأسئلة مثل قضايا الحياة والموت، وبعضها الآخر ذو ميزات استثنائية دون شك. وقصص الغش لدى معلمي المدارس. The use of symbolism helps in creating a vivid mental picture and a physical sensation of the subject without directly referring to the details of the revolution itself.
But I also admit to knowing little about how fracking really works, so I tried hard to keep an open mind as I read. From 2004 to 2011, Chesapeake drilled more wells than any other company in the world - an average of four every single day. . It seems like yesterday, the presidential candidates were debating ways to make the U. How it's done: they inject a mixture of water, chemicals and sand at high pressure deep underground into shale rocks. The final chapter tries to provide an even handed analysis of fracking and its effects.
While he's not a geo-engineer, he understood enough to explain it in basic terms and I was horrified because I like to equate the earth with my body. The personalities are presented with empathy but held to account for both the good and bad. We must do the best we can with what we have now, and use this time to pursue new and better fuel sources that will sustain us through the centuries ahead. وبرنامج عمل عام، أو نافذة وعي لنا جميعًا؛ لعلنا نستطيع أن نعيد ارتباطنا بالطبيعة التي نحن جزء منها، وبالطعام الذي نأكله بوصفه نظامًا غذائيًا يعتمد بصورة أكبر على الطبيعة، ولاسيما في هذه المرحلة الحرجة من التاريخ البشري حيث نوشك على تبديد أو تسميم جميع الموارد الغذائية التي تمدنا بالحياة خلال نصف القرن المقبل. He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports, lawsuit transcripts, and financial filings. The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.
For a short time that Summer I would drive sand trucks and 18 wheel pump trucks up onto the high plateaus of Central New Mexico. But, while Gold shows us it would likely be relatively easy, and relatively inexpensive, for natural gas drillers to test their wellhead cement for integrity, he never directly asks a major, or minor, gas driller why they don't. In the process, one also gets a sense of the major figures in the development of the technique, such as Aubrey McClendon. 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? In fact, my biggest worry - that too much fracking cracking solid rock miles below the earth's surface with drills and highly pressurized water mixed with other chemicals - will blow our home planet apart from the inside out has pretty much gone by the boards. The gas boom story is nonetheless a good one, and Gold tells it well. Emanuel Martin is a Petroleum Engineer graduate from the Faculty of Engineering and a musician educate in the Arts Faculty at National University of Cuyo.
Now that I'm all grown-up age-wise , I figured I should probably learn a little more about this mining process. But fracking hadn't been on the nation's general radar until much more recently. Employing a new method that seemed a lot more like mining than drilling, they were improbably extracting natural gas from rock that had confounded everyone for decades—almost imporous shale. Fracking has now become the technology of an amazing, world-changing resurgence in U. What books on energy would you recommend? All in all, though, I felt much more educated about the whole issue after finishing this book.
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. It is a thrilling journey filled with colorful characters: the green-minded Texas oilman who created the first modern frack; a bare-knuckled Oklahoman natural gas empire-builder who gave the world an enormous new supply of energy and was brought down by his own success and excesses; an environmental leader whose embrace of fracking brought an end to his public career; and an aging fracking pioneer who is now trying to save the industry from itself. The colonist resisted with physical violence and acts of hostility toward the British. If you want a solid scientific analysis, this is not the book for you. It's been around longer than you may think. This book touches on the politics and resistance as well as support for natural gas fracking. 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.