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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
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The frackers
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the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
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Gregory Zuckerman
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eng
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  • "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"--
  • "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"--
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Title
The frackers
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Documents the innovations pursued in response to the energy crisis that has rendered the United States the world's fastest-growing energy power, tracing the contributions of a group of ambitious individuals who tapped massive, long-overlooked oil deposits while making or losing their fortunes. By the award-winning author of The Greatest Trade Ever
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collective biography
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10226129
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DLC
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338.7/62233821
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9569.8
LC item number
.Z83 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
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the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
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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, Gregory Zuckerman
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The breakthrough -- The race
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ocn858975559
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
ix, 404 pages
Isbn
9781591846451
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013037926
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illustrations

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