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


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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 ). First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not only become a major source of energy, it is changing the way we use energy, and the energy we use. It is both a threat and a godsend for the environment, and it is leading the revival of manufacturing in the United States. A definitive narrative history, The Boom follows the ...

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