- Presents a clear and unbiased view of the pros and cons of fracking in Europe and the US, through a simple and compelling narrative from an informed publicly-funded scientist
- Includes full-colour diagrams, photographs, and maps to present information clearly and simply
- Focuses on peer-reviewed, documented examples, particularly of earthquakes and groundwater contamination due to fracking
geoscientists, environmental scientists, state and local government, planners, industry executives and policymakers
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. The Fuss about Shale
- The Game Changer
- The Flip Side
- Back to the Facts?
- Chapter 2. Shale, Shale Everywhere
- How Shale Forms
- Working Out How Much Gas There Is
- Resource and Reserve
- North America
- It All Seems So Simple
- Chapter 3. To Frack or Not to Frack?
- Fracking in Action
- How Do Engineers Know Where the Fractures Go?
- Sweet Spots
- Chapter 4. Gas in Our Water?
- Fracking and Groundwater
- The Mystery of the Flaming Tap
- So Is It Safe or Not?
- Chapter 5. Did the Earth Move?
- Faults and Earthquakes
- Water Disposal and Earthquakes
- What Is the Risk?
- Chapter 6. The Shale Gas Factory
- What Does It Mean for Me?
- Nuisance or Real Danger?
- Chapter 7. Shale Gas and Climate
- So Should Shale Gas Be Left in the Ground?
- Does Shale Gas Have a Place in Modern Energy?
- Chapter 8. Keeping Watch
- Who Owns the Gas?
- Social Licence
- Monitoring for Change
- Improving the Quality of the Debate
- Chapter 9. The Science behind the Controversy
- The Value of Applied Science
- No. of pages: 170
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier 2015
- Published: February 2, 2015
- Imprint: Elsevier
- Paperback ISBN: 9780128016060
- eBook ISBN: 9780128017623
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