i Frackers

Dicembre 27, 2014 | By | Rispondi Di Più

LE FRACKERSLa recensione del libro Frackers di Michelle Morris

By: Gregory Zuckerman
Recensione Revised: 12 / 30 / 2014

Gregory Zuckerman di i Frackers documents the lives of energy tycoons, intertwining the accounts of their personal and professional losses and gains in a dramatic narrative. Each of these men greatly impacted the economical and environmental spheres of American history. From the introduction of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which is a technique of pumping gallons of various liquid substances, including water, into shale rocks to create fissures for gas to escape – to horizontal drilling, a method that involves drilling narrow strips of rock that are loaded with oil beneath the ground – Zuckerman shows the cunning and innovation of the leading men in the industry. i Frackers dettagli la trasformazione degli Stati Uniti da un paese dipendente dalle importazioni estere per la sua industria energetica per il più grande produttore al mondo di gas naturale.

i Frackers is an excellent introduction to the behind-the-scenes of the gas and oil industries. Zuckerman provides detailed explanations of key terms and also delves into the scientific and historical backgrounds of the recent, revolutionary energy methods and movements. Zuckerman’s choice of a dramatic narrative structure should be applauded, as it keeps the book from just being a regurgitation of facts and numbers – and instead, makes it a work that is both compelling and informative.

However, despite the many positives to Zuckerman’s work, there are drawbacks. In fact, Zuckerman’s colloquial language often competes with the economical and environmental jargon of the book. Zuckerman’s narrative voice – the very aspect that sets the book apart from the rest and appeals to a wider audience – is, at times, as much of a negative factor as it is a positive one. Furthermore, there are times when the book is redundant, especially when defining key words (such as fracking and horizontal drilling). While this can help cement ideas and re-emphasize them in various ways, it may also appear as demeaning or unnecessary.

Complessivamente, i Frackers is a recommended read, especially for those looking for an introduction to the business and economical sides of the major energy industries. Zuckerman’s book delves into both the advantages and drawbacks of fracking. Although the author does not explicitly choose a side, he does suggest that the negative aspects of fracking are “overstated” and that an increase in energy production has numerous benefits, including mass employment, economic growth, and a decreased trade deficit. i Frackers è una lettura positiva complessiva, quella che sovverte la prospettiva tipica economia americana e le imprese e, invece, si concentra su sei uomini, che ha dimostrato che, anche quando tutto sembra inutile, ci sono infinite possibilità di espansione e la rivoluzione.


GEORGE MITCHELL (fondatore di Mitchell Energy)

AUBREY McClendon (Co-fondatore di Chesapeake Energy)

TOM WARD (Cofounder of Chesapeake Energy)

HAROLD HAMM (fondatore delle risorse continentali)

CHARIF Souki (fondatore di Cheniere Energy)

MARK PAPA (capo ufficio esecutivo di EOG Resources)

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Sono un junior a UCLA laureando in letteratura inglese. I volontari in biblioteca Mission Viejo e di Pacific Symphony Arts-X-Press. Attraverso IEA, spero di imparare e condividere le conoscenze sulla conservazione e la produzione di energia.

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