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The Resource The Patch : the people, pipelines and politics of the oil sands, Chris Turner

The Patch : the people, pipelines and politics of the oil sands, Chris Turner

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The Patch : the people, pipelines and politics of the oil sands
Title
The Patch
Title remainder
the people, pipelines and politics of the oil sands
Statement of responsibility
Chris Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In its heyday, the oil sands represented an industrial triumph and the culmination of a century of innovation, experiment, engineering, policy, and finance. Fort McMurray was a boomtown, the centre of a new gold rush, and the oilsands were reshaping the global energy, political, and financial landscapes. The future seemed limitless for the city and those who drew their wealth from the bitumen-rich wilderness. But in 2008, a new narrative for the oilsands emerged. As financial markets collapsed and the scientific reality of the Patch's effect on the environment became clear, the region turned into a boogeyman and a lightning rod for the global movement combatting climate change. Suddenly, the streets of Fort McMurray were the front line of a high-stakes collision between two conflicting worldviews--one of industrial triumph and another of environmental stewardship--each backed by major players on the world stage. The Patch is the seminal account of this ongoing conflict, showing just how far the oilsands reaches into all of our lives. From Fort Mac to the Bakken shale country of North Dakota, from Houston to London, from Saudi Arabia to the shores of Brazil, the whole world is connected in this enterprise. And it requires us to ask the question: In order to both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch?
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CaOONL
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1973-
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Turner, Chris
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Oil sands industry
  • Oil sands industry
  • Environmentalism
Label
The Patch : the people, pipelines and politics of the oil sands, Chris Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000045074139
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster Canada edition September 2017.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9781501115097
Other physical details
illustration, maps
Label
The Patch : the people, pipelines and politics of the oil sands, Chris Turner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000045074139
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster Canada edition September 2017.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9781501115097
Other physical details
illustration, maps

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