The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Russell Gold


The “best all-around publication but on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's paintings is a travel de strength of latest journalism” (Booklist).

First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not just turn into a big resource of strength, it's altering the best way we use strength, and the strength we use. it's either a danger and a godsend for the surroundings, and it truly is best the revival of producing within the usa.

A definitive narrative background, The increase follows the twists and turns within the improvement and adoption of this radical know-how. it's a exciting trip full of colourful characters: the green-minded Texas oilman who created the 1st smooth frack; a bare-knuckled Oklahoman traditional fuel empire-builder who gave the area an important new provide of power and used to be introduced down by way of his personal good fortune and excesses; an environmental chief whose include of fracking introduced an finish to his public profession; and an getting older fracking pioneer who's now attempting to store the from itself.

A attention-grabbing and fascinating exploration of 1 of the main debatable and promising assets of strength, The growth “brings new readability to an issue awash in hype from all sides…a considerate, well-written, and punctiliously researched publication that gives the simplest assessment but of the professionals and cons of fracking. Gold quietly leads either supporters and critics of drilling to contemplate different perspectives” (Associated Press).

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