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The Science Beneath the Surface

A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale

Don Duggan-Haas and Others

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The Marcellus Shale — a vast rock formation that holds a huge reservoir of natural gas — is at the center of one of the most controversial natural resources issues of our time. This is primarily because of the unconventional method used to extract gas from the shale — slickwater horizontal high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking. Concerns about how widespread use of the practice will affect the natural environment — most especially freshwaters at the local level and climate at the global level — have thrust geology into the public view in a way seldom otherwise experienced. This book reviews the major science and technology issues around this complex topic, offering impartial, evidence-based, thought-provoking information to help citizens decide what to do.

The Science Beneath the Surface
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Earth Sciences
  • Published: Mar 28, 2014
  • Publisher: Paleontological Research Institution
  • Seller: Paleontological Research Institution
  • Print Length: 252 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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