The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands (Canadian)

Chris Turner (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
November 13, 2018
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501115103
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About the Author

Chris Turner is a translator and writer living in Birmingham, UK. He has translated more than eighty books from French and German.

Reviews

"Chris Turner is a voice of sanity in an increasingly shrill and polarized world. He looks at matters critically, cleanly, and honestly, without ideological blinkers. Anyone who wants to understand the complex nature of the oil sands should start with this book."--Will Ferguson, bestselling author of The Shoe on the Roof
"This book is a lucid and fair presentation of history, context and science surrounding the tar sands controversy, and, as such a valuable book to think with."

--Vancouver Sun
"The Patch breaks from the scrum of industry boosters and celebrity-flashing environmentalists to provide an accessible, balanced perspective on what Turner describes as 'one of the most colossally scaled engineering projects in human history.'"--Toronto Star
"Turner deftly weaves together the personal and the political, the local and the global. In the process, he gives readers a top-to-bottom, broadly contextual perspective on the past, present, and potential future of an important, if problematic, Canadian resource."--Quill & Quire
"A personal touch and colourful anecdotes are the book's core strengths...Turner has provided a holistic account of one of the largest industrial developments in human history."--The Georgia Straight
"A lucid and fair presentation of history, context and science surrounding the tar sands controversy, and, as such a valuable book to think with...The future of humanity may well be determined by our decisions about fossil fuels, including our contentious tar sands, over the next few decades. We have to get this one right, and thoughtful books like The Patch may well help us do so. This is required reading for all engaged citizens."--Vancouver Sun