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The Resource The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters, Gregory Zuckerman

The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters, Gregory Zuckerman

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The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
Title
The frackers
Title remainder
the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Zuckerman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The riveting, untold story of the men who are transforming global energy. In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world-and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than $2 billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zuckerman, Gregory
Dewey number
338.7/62233821
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Energy industries
  • Businesspeople
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
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The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters, Gregory Zuckerman
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858975559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 404 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781591846451
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)858975559
Label
The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters, Gregory Zuckerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858975559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 404 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781591846451
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)858975559

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