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Drilling Ahead

Author : Alan Cockrell
ISBN : 1578068118
Genre : Business & Economics
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The discovery of oil in Tinsley, Mississippi, in 1939 captivated the South and has deeply affected the region ever since. At the end of 1940, over 133 wells were flowing, and speculators were drilling holes and staking claims all along the Gulf Coast and its immediate environs. Consequently, the region's economy, ecosystems, and politics have been shaped by black gold since the end of World War II. Alan Cockrell, a petroleum geologist, provides an insider's account of the science of oil hunting, the political processes that help or hinder it, and the advances in technology that make it all possible. This book documents the ways in which wars, foreign competition, governmental regulation, and new business models affect oil exploration, and what that means to the South's people. Just as significantly, Cockrell provides compelling commentary on the people who hunt for petroleum, from pioneering wildcatters such as Chesley Pruet to savvy geologists focusing on science and technology Drilling Ahead documents the triumphs and travails of oil hunters. Mavericks, underworld characters, professors, lawyers, and environmentalists have all played major roles in the South's oil production. A fascinating study of corporations, economies, and people, Drilling Ahead is a compelling, opinionated narrative as well as an exhaustively researched history. Captain Alan Cockrell is a pilot for United Airlines and worked as a certified petroleum geologist in the Gulf Coast oil industry for twelve years. He is the author of Tail of the Storm, and his essays have appeared in AOPA Pilot, Airline Pilot, Hemispheres, On Guard, and the Huntsville Times.

The American South

Author : William J. Cooper Jr.
ISBN : 9781442262300
Genre : History
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In The American South: A History, Fifth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. The authors' analysis underscores the complex interaction between the South as a distinct region and the South as an inescapable part of America. Cooper and Terrill show how the resulting tension has often propelled section and nation toward collision. In supporting their thesis, the authors draw on the tremendous amount of profoundly new scholarship in Southern history. Each volume includes a substantial bibliographical essay—completely updated for this edition—which provides the reader with a guide to literature on the history of the South. This volume contains updated chapters, and tables.

America Goes Green

Author : Kim Kennedy White
ISBN : 9781598846577
Genre : Nature
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Explores the history and evolution of environmentalism in modern America, featuring essays that look at environmental issues facing each state, primary source documents, and thematic A to Z entries.

The A To Z Of The Petroleum Industry

Author : M. S. Vassiliou
ISBN : 0810870665
Genre : History
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The world as we have known it for the past century would have been very different without petroleum. Petroleum, particularly in the form of crude oil and its refined products, has been central to all aspects of modern industrial society and has been a major strategic geopolitical objective for nations. The 20th century was the age of oil, and at least part of the 21st century will be as well. Petroleum is used as an energy source and as a raw material for the production of an immense variety of chemicals and synthetic materials. Almost all the world's food relies on petroleum for fertilizer, pesticides, cultivation, or transport. Petroleum has been particularly dominant as a source of transportation fuels, an application for which cost-effective substitutes will be especially difficult to find. The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on companies, people, places, events, technologies, and phenomena related to the history of the world's petroleum industry. Anyone interested in the history, status, and outlook for the petroleum industry will find this book a uniquely valuable source.

Historical Dictionary Of The Petroleum Industry

Author : M. S. Vassiliou
ISBN : 9780810862883
Genre : History
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The world as we have known it for the past century would have been very different without petroleum. Petroleum, particularly in the form of crude oil and its refined products, has been central to all aspects of modern industrial society and has been a major strategic geopolitical objective for nations. The 20th century was the age of oil, and at least part of the 21st century will be as well. Petroleum is used as an energy source and as a raw material for the production of an immense variety of chemicals and synthetic materials. Almost all the world's food relies on petroleum for fertilizer, pesticides, cultivation, or transport. Petroleum has been particularly dominant as a source of transportation fuels, an application for which cost-effective substitutes will be especially difficult to find. The Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on companies, people, places, events, technologies, and phenomena related to the history of the world's petroleum industry. Anyone interested in the history, status, and outlook for the petroleum industry will find this book a uniquely valuable source.

Going To Windward

Author : Robert Adam Mosbacher
ISBN : 9781603443098
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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THE HONORABLE ROBERT A. MOSBACHER SR., U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1989 to 1992. He served on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, Texas Commerce Bank, and New York Life Insurance Company and was the founding owner of Houston's Mosbacher Energy Company. Robert A. Mosbacher Sr. died January 24, 2010.

Proceedings Of The Annual Energy Mineral Law Institute

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105064160141
Genre : Coal mines and mining
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Earth Sciences History

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009263708
Genre : Earth sciences
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Econsouth

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ISBN : PSU:000055140676
Genre : Southern States
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Choice

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018486198
Genre : Academic libraries
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