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The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date April 8, 2014
Pages 366
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451692280
ISBN-10 1451692285
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist offers an insightful, no-holds-barred exploration of today’s most controversial yet promising new energy technology: fracking.

Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country’s energy infrastructure; he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota; and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters, CEOs and roughnecks, environmentalists and politicians. He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports, lawsuit transcripts, and financial filings. The result is an essential book—a commanding piece of journalism, an astounding study of human ingenuity, and an epic work of storytelling.

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. 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. Gold 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?

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (April 8, 2014)
9781451692280 | details & prices | 366 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.00
About: An award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist offers an insightful, no-holds-barred exploration of today’s most controversial yet promising new energy technology: fracking.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780373612253 Book cover for 9781451692297
 
Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (April 21, 2015)
9781451692297 | details & prices | 366 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist).
With Dick Stivers | from Harlequin Books (August 1, 1986); titled "Hard Kill"
9780373612253 | details & prices | List price $2.75
This edition also contains Hard Kill
CD/Spoken Word
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With Patrick Lawlor (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (April 8, 2014)
9781480596962 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.10 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.99
About: The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist).
With Patrick Lawlor (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (April 8, 2014)
9781480597006 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99
About: The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist).

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