Tar Sands: Dirty oil and the Future of a Continent, Revised and Updated Edition download free [PDF and Ebook] by Andrew Nikiforuk

Tar Sands: Dirty oil and the Future of a Continent, Revised and Updated Edition download free [PDF and Ebook] by Andrew Nikiforuk year 2010
  • Book name: Tar Sands: Dirty oil and the Future of a Continent, Revised and Updated Edition
  • Author: Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Release date: 2010/5/20
  • Publisher: GREYSTONE BOOKS,CANADA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781553655558
  • Rating: 9.42 of 10
  • Votes: 349
  • Review by: Valentin Benner
  • Review rating: 9.18 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/18
  • Total pages: 280
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world's most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company now owns a lease in the Alberta tar sands. The region has become a global Deadwood, complete with rapturous engineers, cut-throat cocaine dealers, Muslim extremists, and a huge population of homeless individuals. In this award-winning book, a Canadian bestseller, journalist Andrew Nikiforuk exposes the disastrous environmental, social, and political costs of the tar sands, arguing forcefully for change. This updated edition includes new chapters on the most energy-inefficient tar sands projects (the steam plants), as well as new material on the controversial carbon cemeteries and nuclear proposals to accelerate bitumen production.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H9M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology, Fossil Fuel Technologies, Energy Industries & Utilities, Environmental Economics, Central Government Policies
  • Available formats: BMP, PDF, WORD, OEB, PML, DOC, EPUB, TXT. Compressed in ISO, ARC, XZ, TAR, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.99 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x216x17.78mm
  • Weight: 369g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Canada
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