9780803290624-0803290624-Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920

Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920

ISBN-13: 9780803290624
ISBN-10: 0803290624
Edition: Reprint
Author: Frehner, Brian
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780803290624
ISBN-10: 0803290624
Edition: Reprint
Author: Frehner, Brian
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors Frehner, Brian wrote Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920 comprising 248 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0803290624 and 9780803290624. Since then Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Because oil has made fortunes, caused wars, and shaped nations, no one questions the assertion that the quest for oil is a quest for power. The question we should ask, Finding Oil suggests, is rather what kind of power prospectors have wanted. This book revises oil’s early history by exploring the incredibly varied stories of the men who pitted themselves against nature to unleash the power of oil.

Brian Frehner shows how, despite the towering presence of a figure like John D. Rockefeller as a quintessential “oil man,” prospectors were a diverse lot who saw themselves, their interests, and their relationships with nature in profoundly different ways. He traces their various pursuits of power from 1859 to 1920 as a struggle for cultural, intellectual, and professional authority over both nature and their peers. Charting the intersection between human and natural history, their stories trace the ever-evolving relationship between science and industry and reveal the unexpected role geology played in shaping our understanding of the history of oil.



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