16 Jul 2014 More

Books in the Spotlight: 'The Boom' by Russell Gold

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Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the controversial new method for drilling oil and natural gas that is not just changing America, it's changing the world. Even though fracking has been in use in mass since the 1960s, it is only in the last few years that is has risen to global prominence.

Love it or leave it, fracking is here to stay.

While opponents point to its use of massive amounts of water, and even minor earthquakes, proponents point out that even the EPA itself has admitted the reason carbon emissions are at their lowest levels in 20 years is because of the now abundant amount of natural gas.

These are just a few of the many topics Russel Gold, investigative journalist for the Wall Street Journal, tackles in his new book, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. The book is as engaging as it is fair balanced.

“Gold delivers an engaging and expansive education on the promise and risks involved with the sudden rise of fracking for oil and natural gas… Worthy of the attention of both fracking’s boosters and opponents.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Arguably the most readable and best-researched volume looking at hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ and its impact.” –Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Boom is Brown's book in the spotlight for Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

For more information on the book, or to purchase a copy, please visit Brown Book Shop: The Boom, by Russell Gold.

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