The Boom

The Boom
Author: Russell Gold
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1451692307
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boom Book Excerpt:

The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist). First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not only become a major source of energy, it is changing the way we use energy, and the energy we use. It is both a threat and a godsend for the environment, and it is leading the revival of manufacturing in the United States. A definitive narrative history, The Boom follows the twists and turns in the development and adoption of this radical technology. It is a thrilling journey filled with colorful characters: the green-minded Texas oilman who created the first modern frack; a bare-knuckled Oklahoman natural gas empire-builder who gave the world an enormous new supply of energy and was brought down by his own success and excesses; an environmental leader whose embrace of fracking brought an end to his public career; and an aging fracking pioneer who is now trying to save the industry from itself. A fascinating and exciting exploration of one of the most controversial and promising sources of energy, The Boom “brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides…a thoughtful, well-written, and carefully researched book that provides the best overview yet of the pros and cons of fracking. Gold quietly leads both supporters and critics of drilling to consider other views” (Associated Press).

Since the Boom

Since the Boom
Author: Sebastian Voigt
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-01-04
ISBN: 1487507836
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Since the Boom Book Excerpt:

Marked by a period of massive structural change, the 1970s in Europe saw the collapse of traditional manufacturing. The essays in this collection question aspects of the narrative of decline and radical transformation.

Lowering the Boom

Lowering the Boom
Author: Jay Beck,Tony Grajeda
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0252075323
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lowering the Boom Book Excerpt:

Amplifying the importance of sound in cinema

Curbing The Boom Bust Cycle

Curbing The Boom Bust Cycle
Author: John Williamson
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-07-30
ISBN: 0881324698
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curbing The Boom Bust Cycle Book Excerpt:

International investors poured vast sums of money into East Asian and Latin American countries during the mid-1990s, when the emerging market boom was at its peak. Then Thailand stumbled and panic seized the markets, and boom gave way to bust. Investors suffered large financial losses, while Asian countries suddenly experienced large capital outflows and the macroeconomic pressures these wrought plunged countries that had been growing rapidly ("miraculously") into crisis. Much the same had happened in Latin America when the debt crisis broke in 1982. This book investigates what can be done to make the international capital market a constructive force in promoting development in emerging markets. John Williamson concludes that the problem of cyclicality that has undermined the value of international borrowing cannot be tackled just, or even mainly, from the supply side, but will require actions on the part of both creditors and debtors.

Skylanders Mask of Power Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers

Skylanders Mask of Power  Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers
Author: Onk Beakman
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN: 1409392562
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skylanders Mask of Power Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers Book Excerpt:

'Terrafin Battles the Boom Brothers' stars Skylanders hero Terrafin along with game favourites Hot Dog, Sonic Boom and Sprocket. Boom! When some innocent-looking sweet stuff explodes in a Gillman's face, it leads Terrafin on an amazing journey to the summit of Junk Mountain. Can he and his friends conquer Kaos, or is Skyland's biggest brawler about to meet his match? Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders Giants and SWAP Force video games, this fourth tale in the thrilling Mask of Power series follows on from Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters, Gill Grunt and the Curse of the Fish Master and Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen.

Some Effects of Flight Path and Atmospheric Variations on the Boom Propagated from a Supersonic Aircraft

Some Effects of Flight Path and Atmospheric Variations on the Boom Propagated from a Supersonic Aircraft
Author: Raymond L. Barger,United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aerodynamics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Effects of Flight Path and Atmospheric Variations on the Boom Propagated from a Supersonic Aircraft Book Excerpt:

Equations for the shock wave envelope and cusp line associated with the boom propagated from a supersonic aircraft are formulated in terms of the moving-trihedral coordinate system for flight in a uniform atmosphere and also in an atmosphere with a linear sound-speed gradient. Ray-tube theory is used to calculate the lateral distribution of boom intensity in an atmosphere with a linear sound-speed gradient and also to investigate the effect of a general wind and sound-speed gradient on the ground-track intensity. The relative effects of wind and temperature gradient are treated. The mechanism of focusing by winds and by ground structures are discussed qualitatively.

After the Boom Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

After the Boom   Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Bertrand Gruss
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN: 1498363512
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Boom Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

After skyrocketing over the past decade, commodity prices have remained stable or eased somewhat since mid-2011—and most projections suggest they are not likely to resume the upward trend observed in the last decade. This paper analyzes what this turn in the commodity price cycle may imply for output growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. The analysis suggests that growth in the years ahead for the average commodity exporter in the region could be significantly lower than during the commodity boom, even if commodity prices were to remain stable at their current still-high levels. Slower-than-expected growth in China represents a key downside risk. The results caution against trying to offset the current economic slowdown with demand-side stimulus and underscore the need for ambitious structural reforms to secure strong growth over the medium term.

Bertie Ahern The Man Who Blew the Boom

Bertie Ahern  The Man Who Blew the Boom
Author: Colm Keena
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-10-21
ISBN: 0717151883
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bertie Ahern The Man Who Blew the Boom Book Excerpt:

The fascinating story of the man who blew the boom. Colm Keena, the journalist who first broke the story of Bertie Ahern's finances, gives us an in-depth examination of the former Taoiseach's character, his lust for power and his obsession with money. Keena scrutinises the evidence produced by the Mahon Tribunal about Ahern's personal finances and his personal political machine, and illustrates the lengths to which Ahern went in his effort to hide the truth about what he was up to. Ahern's political career is re-charted in the light of what we now know about his character. Keena looks at how his desire for power existed alongside an almost complete absence of political conviction, this lack of which left him open to the influence of those with strong opinions, and did nothing to arrest his mismanagement of the Irish economy. His lust for popularity brought Ireland from rude good health to economic disaster. An historic opportunity was squandered, but Bertie walked away from the wreckage with his wallet bulging. His legacy: the near-destruction of a European economy and the collapse of one of the most successful political parties of the past hundred years.

Stone

Stone
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Building stones
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Effects of Sonic Boom and Similar Impulsive Noise on Strcutures

The Effects of Sonic Boom and Similar Impulsive Noise on Strcutures
Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 19
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reports of cases

Reports of cases
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Kedge anchor Or Young Sailors Assistant

The Kedge anchor  Or  Young Sailors  Assistant
Author: William N. Brady
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 393
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Navigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acts of the General Assembly

Acts of the General Assembly
Author: New Brunswick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Atlantic Monthly

The Atlantic Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 892
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American essays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Amazon Rubber Boom 1850 1920

The Amazon Rubber Boom  1850 1920
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1983-06
ISBN: 0804766746
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amazon Rubber Boom 1850 1920 Book Excerpt:

The first complete account of the rise and fall of the rubber economy in Brazil provides a dramatic example of one of the boom and bust cycles traditionally associated with Brazilian economic history. The Amazon rubber trade was one of the most important export booms in the history of Latin America, dominating the economic life of the Amazon for 70 years until the successful cultivation of rubber trees by the British in Southeast Asia. Yet this long period of vigorous economic activity left the basic structure of Amazonian society relatively unchanged. One of the author's main concerns is to explore why rubber exports did not generate substantial growth in either the industrial or the agricultural sector, and she finds the answers primarily in the relations of production and exchange that characterized the Amazon's extractive economy. The study also considers the impact of political decentralization and regionalism on the Amazonian economy, draws comparisons with the coffee boom in Sao Paulo that induced sustained industrial growth in that area, and traces the consequences of the rubber economy's collapse on the social, political, and economic life in the Amazon.

American Engineer and Railroad Journal

American Engineer and Railroad Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroad engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Engineer and Railroad Journal Book Excerpt:

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S Patent Office

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S  Patent Office
Author: United States. Patent Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acts and Resolves of the Legislature of the State of Maine

Acts and Resolves of the     Legislature of the State of Maine
Author: Maine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Session laws
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition

A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition
Author: Steven Louis Shelley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1135902356
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition Book Excerpt:

In the first edition of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Steve Shelley cracked open his production book and showed how to prepare a lighting design and create the paperwork needed to mount a production. In the second edition, he pulled back the curtain and showed the methods and processes that go on before the light plot is finalized and ready to go to into the shop, even dealing with cutting the plot in half. In this third edition, Shelley throws the door wide open and shows step-by-step how to construct every lighting system in the Hokey light plot. Combining his diacritical analysis, killer drafting, and analytic use of the Slinky Method and Slinky Calculations, he presents the Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems and shows the basic methods used to create multi-instrument lighting systems. Highlights include: -Over 100 new topics, including analysis and application of the three categories of collaboration; a detailed examination of production meetings and one-on-one meetings; and meeting checklists with management and the creative team. -Over 50 new illustrations, including Shelley's Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems; groundplans, sections, and front elevations that illustrate basic system wash configurations for each direction of light. -Analysis, calculation, and step-by-step technical construction of each lighting system in the Hokey light plot. -Explanation of a manufacturer's cut sheet, and how to apply basic formulas to determine the beam size, footcandles, and gel transmission for lighting instruments. -Updated process of pre-programming computer lighting consoles prior to the load-in. -Comprehensive overview of archiving paperwork and softcopy for a production.

A General Purpose Farm Sprayer

A General Purpose Farm Sprayer
Author: W. S. Wood,William Jordan Oates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 14
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A General Purpose Farm Sprayer Book Excerpt: