Nature, and a hometown review

cover_natureLast week, Nature, the preeminent science weekly provided a thoughtful review of The Boom. Chris Nelder did the honors.

He calls the book a

thoughtful piece of journalism, exploring the complex landscape of drilling, finance and politics that brought a gusher of oil and gas to a country convinced that its hydrocarbon heyday was over

and praises its “engaging narrative.”

Meanwhile, in the Austin American-Statesman, Asher Price raises a thumb for the book. He’s the first to highlight the humor in the book.

In a great bit of reporting, told with some comedy, Gold describes the laboratory preparation of the frack fluid to be injected underground.

My book is not chockfull of humor, but there are nuggets in there. Thanks for spotting them.

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