Black Gold [Pdf/E–pub]
Se it was iscovered that kerosene could be extracted from petroleum that smart and ambitious Colonel Edwin L Drake was hired by a business group to South African Young Adult Literature in English, 2000-2014 drill for oil on Oil Creek in Titusville Pennsylvania a stream known for its oil seepsAfter a few failed attempts ateveloping a technology for oil Baby Peter LEGACY OF ABUSE drillingWhat Drakeid next would make him famous as the father of the petroleum industry His solution became the model for all future oil well Shards of Glass - A Little Girls Journey Back into Her World of Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse drilling It popped into his mind suddenly as if by magic Drake bought sections of iron pipe he called themrive pipe because he would Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America drive them into the ground with a battering ram made of an oak log As the lower sections wenteeper he would attach a new section at the top and then run the Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms drill string through the pipe This way the pipe kept the water out while therill attacked the rock belowOn August 28 1859 the Geographies of Learning: Theory and Practice, Activism and Performance drill broke into reservoir rock near the surface at aepth of sixty nine feet Oil bubbled up flowing at a rate of twenty five gallons a ay At first Drake stored it in wooden washtubs bought from farmers wives When these ran out he #Bought Up All The #up all the whiskey barrels he could find each holding forty two gallons That set the standard A barrel of oil always has the same amount as an old time whiskey barrel19 old gas station price sign I remember seeing back in the late sixties for gas at 19 cents per gallon After taking us back through earlier ays covering topics like trust busting and Unequal Profession discovering Texas s black gold author Albert Marrin guides us through an outstanding examination of WWII from the perspective of petroleum Then he tops that by unraveling a century of Middle Eastern oil and geopolitics And then heives into the environmental effects of our search for and use of petroleum I cannot believe that the author fits everything I just learned about arguably the most important issues in our world today in a mere 152 pages plus backmatterDamn this traffic jamHow I hate to be lateIt hurts my motor to go so slowDamn this traffic jamTime I get home my supper ll be coldDamn this traffic jam James TaylorThe United States has an energy intensive economy and society The numbers speak for themselvesOur country has 5 percent of the world s population but uses 26 percent of its energy As of 2008 Americans used seventeen million barrels of oil each Ormus Modern Day Alchemy day It takes seven gallons of gasoline per person man woman and child to run the country eachay We burn one out of every seven
Barrels Of Oil Produced of oil produced the world on our highways Drivers waste twelve million barrels of oil each year stalled in traffic jamsMiddle Eastern oil producing countries The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale disliking us Escalating fuel costs and steadilyecreasing supplies Global warming and massive pollution Are we all Lo pienso bien y lo digo mal doomed or whatAs Marrin points out no solution will come easily or cheaply He concludes the story of oil in our lives with a look at some of the optionsand tough choiceswe haveBLACK GOLD is a truly significant work of youth literature Richie Partington MLISRichie s Picks Albert Marrin is a history professor who has writtenozens books for young readers In Black Gold he iscussed the geology of fossil energy emergence of the oil industry geopolitics oil wars environmental impacts and future challenges I was intrigued by his perspective on geopoliticsBefore World War One the British navy scrapped many coal burning warships and began building modern boats that ran on oil This gave them a big advantage over the German
NAVY THE ERA OF INDUSTRIAL WARFAREThe era of industrial warfare arrived Nations with tanks trucks and planes could easily smash horse powered enemiesAmerica joined the war in 1917 and brought lots of oil German ports were blockaded their war machine ran out of fuel and they were efeated In this new era for the first time oil became essential for military success Young Hitler grasped this and so Love, Immortal (Alchemy, did the British A primary objective of the Brits was to seize control of Middle Eastern oil a yet to beeveloped treasure that made greedy The subject is petroleum from history to the search for alternative energy sources Many little known facts are included For example Lego DC Super Heroes during WWII only the US hadeveloped 100 octane fuel which gave a ecisive advantage to Allied fighter planesThe book s errors in science create confusion and misconceptions that students may carry into report writing Citing no reference page 131 claims that ispersants used on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are 10000 times Renaissance Emerge Series deadlier to sea life than crude oil itself EPA testsemonstrated ispersants are no toxic than oil Page135 credits global warming for shrinking glaciers a process going on since the Little Ice Age ended around 1850 AND for possible cooling harsher. Indeed oil influences every aspect of modern life It helps shape the history society politics and economy of every nation on earthThis riveting new book explores what oil is and the role this precious resource has played in America and the worl.
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cover really my attention from the very beginning Black Gold The Story of Oil in Our Lives Everythingreally grabbed my attention the very beginning Black Gold The Story of Oil in Our Lives Everything everything we o in this life is affected by energy and everyone could benefit from reading this bookThe author Albert Marin first started From a Whisper to a Shout describing how oil is made He titles chapter one as a freak of geology from there heescribes how rilling begin and how people such as John D Rockefeller became wealthy from oil My favorite part of the book was the history of nations and wars overwithbecause of oil As a young child I remember the oil cruch in 1973 and in hearing about the Iran
controversery with Ayatollah Khomeini coming into power then the American hostages held for 444 ays their release shortlywith Ayatollah Khomeini coming into power then the American hostages held for 444 Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom days their release shortly Ronald Regean became president and the IranIra War At the time I was too young to understand much but this book put it all into perspective I understand of the role of OPEC and Saudia Arabia and what we as citizens of this world need too to find new energy sources Fasinating information I would really like to read other books written by Albert Marrin As we all know oil has been a benefit to this world while at the same time being the cause of some of the worst nightmares wars and agony that we ve ever seen In many ways most people on this planet wish that oil had never been found if so perhaps we would not be in the situation economically or socially that we are in right nowIn this new work of nonfiction the author has provided everything from the very beginnings of oil to how this substance has saved lives taken lives and how the future looks for the next generation as oil takes over as the hottest property anyone can possibly own Deadly sins have come from oil jealousy envy even hate yet without this particular find there are millions of machines and innovative Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals devices that wouldn t exist Sowhat s worse Uncovering myths and legends such as the fact that oilid not come from Reading Contemporary African American Literature decayedinosaurs which is a popular belief In fact this substance is what remains of life forms that lived in the ocean millions of years ago To Gas powered cars that were once called healthy and clean because they replaced the amazing amount of horse manure that covered the streets across the country Above all without oil most of the items we take for granted nowadays would not be available Therefore the good must be taken with the bad RightAn intriguing reference that truly coves all aspects known and unknown about the black gold that perhaps still will have a hand in the Southern African Literature: An Introduction demise of the human raceUntil Next Time EverybodyAmy Ion t even know where to begin with this Maybe I should start with the fact that I wouldn t have read this had it not been a Battle of the Books book and even then it was one I was forced to read because no one else wanted to I really wish that I could have turned around and said that this book wasn t as bad as every thought but sadly that is not the case Black Gold is about oil Cause you know oil is just about the most interesting thing you can find on this planet No no it is absolutely not Maybe to some but Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre definitely not to me It s around a 150 ish page book That should have taken me less than an hour But no this took me over three hours to finish I am so glad that it s over now even if I can t remember the majority of it I was reading some of the other reviews and noticed that a similar pattern followed them uite a few of the other reviews were saying that some of the information in this book is incorrect Ion t know much about oil but I will believe that not all of the information is accurate I Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) don t have much to say about this I would say it was aisappointment but I Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours didn t have very high expectations going in The book is about petroleum for crying out loud Already I feel that this review has gone too long and I would like to stop thinking about it as soon as possible So just NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE I HATED THIS NEVER WANT TO SEE THIS BOOK AGAIN IN MY LIFE Much of the science was incorrect I m sure if it was because the authoridn t understand the subject tried and failed to simplify concepts or intentionally misconstrued the facts to make a point The book left out important information when it idn t suit the conclusions although this may be from a lack of understandingresearch rather than eliberate BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) deceit While some of the history was interesting I wasisappointed by most of the book The facts My Hero Academia didn t support the conclusions even when they were correct Albert Marrin s timely book starts out explaining what oil is and where is comes from then moves into its impact on the world particularly how it relates to warfare both in the sense. Oil is not pretty but it is a resource thatrives the modern world It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folksThick and slippery crude oil has an evil smell Yet without it life as we live it today That oil reserves make for a better army and in the
sense that countries are willing to go to war to getthat countries are willing to go to war to get book also Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook discusses the problems with oil such as naturalisasters and the Diamond in the Dark dwindling supply and concludes byiscussing some possible alternatives to relying on oil and the pros and cons of eachThe book starts out slowly the explanation of how we get oil is a little ry but then it picks up considerably Readers who push through will be rewarded with an enlightening look at how oil impacts us and will likely be worried that the windling oil supply will run out any minute Despite striking fear into the heart of the reader or maybe because of it this is the type of book that really makes readers think about the world we live in Another excellent piece of nonfiction from Marrin Black Gold explores the significance of oil in the lives of humans The author begins by explaining how fossil fuels were formed He then traces the use of fossil fuels from antiuity to the present showing how humans have become increasingly The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past dependent upon them over time Marrin places special emphasis on the ways in which oil has played a role in political conflicts and wars throughout history He goes on toescribe the environmental conseuences of fossil fuels as well as their increasing scarcity The book concludes with a chapter escribing the pros and cons of various alternative sources of energyBlack Gold is a clearly written up to ate resource that will be useful for students who are researching the topic of fossil fuels It will be especially useful for those who want to understand the social political and historical context of oil There are black and white photos and iagrams throughout the book but most on t add much to the text This will be a useful resource for student reports but probably won t have much of an audience for pleasure reading Includes bibliographical references a short glossary and an index Recommended Black Gold The Story of Oil in Our Lives is a welcome addition to the middle or high school library The book provides a concise yet thorough summary of both the scientific and political aspects of humans relationship with oil While focused on the US the book Hardcore physical child abuse describes theevelopment of oil Handbook of Agricultural Entomology dependence throughout the world over time and highlights the contributions of key individuals in the process Some chapters are scientific in natureescribing the process of oi Richie s Picks BLACK GOLD THE STORY OF OIL IN OUR LIVES by Albert Marrin Knopf January 2012 192p ISBN 978 0 375 86673 9And with the radio blastingGoes cruising just as fast as she can nowAnd she ll have fun fun fun Till her addy takes the T Bird away Brian Wilson Mike Love Fun Fun FunAsphalt also helped the ead live forever Ancient Egyptians believed in life after THE COCAINE ADDICTION CURE (Drug Addiction, 12 Step Program, Road to Recovery, Alcohol Addiction) death But to gain eternal life a corpse had to be mummified that is embalmed andried to prevent ecay Asphalt was a key ingredient in turning a corpse into a mummy the word comes from mumiyyah Arabic for asphalt Since Egypt had little asphalt merchants traveled to the Dead Sea in what is today Israel to trade with the local Arabs for it The king of Syria hoping to profit from the trade sent an army to occupy the area Furious that a foreign thief should control the fate of their ead the Egyptians sent an army in 312 BC thus winning history s first war for oilAs we learn from BLACK GOLD there are over a uarter billion registered motor vehicles in America today one for every 11 people No matter what belated efforts we as a society might someday finally undertake to both radically increase fuel efficiency and A Gypsy Promise develop convenient mass transit systems systems that will really take significant numbers of cars off the road those of us alive today will undoubtedly spend the rest of ourays having our Imprisoned with the Alien Rohilian Warrior daily lives inexorably intertwined with fossil fuels And it sure as heckoesn t feel like we ve seen the last of wars for oil So how id we get here Beginning
with a geologic and chemical related exploration of how over millions of years coal oil and natural gas has come toa geologic and chemical related exploration of how over millions of years coal oil and natural gas has come to Albert Marrin provides a mind blowing scientific economic sociological environmental and geopolitical history of the petroleum based energy resources that are the core of our modern civilization and the
core of our civilization s most intractable problems and conflictsThe town buzzed with excitement and smelled to high heaven thanks toof our civilization s most intractable problems and conflictsThe town buzzed with excitement and smelled to high heaven thanks to that oil The whole place a visitor said smelled like a corps of soldiers when they have iarrhea This book is a gasWe learn that it was because of the eighteenth century need for bright and safe lighting fuel and because of the rapidly African American History Black History Month Book 1 depleting supply of whales for whale oil and becau. Ould be impossible Oil fuels our engines heats our homes and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted from shopping bags to computers to medical euipment Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it .