- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Sept. 19 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150111509X
- ISBN-13: 978-1501115097
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 540 g
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands Hardcover – Sep 19 2017
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“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.”
“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)
“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)
About the Author
Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. He is also the author of the bestseller The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need (Random House), a Globe & Mail Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction, the Alberta Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the National Business Book Award. Turner’s first book was the international bestseller Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation. His feature writing has earned seven National Magazine Awards. He lives in Calgary with his wife, the photographer Ashley Bristowe, and their two children. Connect with him on Twitter @TheTurner.
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THE PATCH: THE PEOPLE, PIPELINES, and POLITICS OF THE OIL SANDS about the oil sands industry written by Canadian author Chris Turner looks at the social aspects, political aspects and environmentalism.
This book is very interesting and educational, a product of Turner's intensive research. He tells the history of the Patch - of the first people interested in the land and the discovery of the oil in Northern Alberta right up to present day conflict between the industrialists and the environmentalists. Chris Turner 'sheds light' on particulars previously left unsaid or intentionally ignored by each side.
"...the whole world is connected in this enterprise. And it requires us to ask the question: In order to both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch?" - Quote from Book Description
Special thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada and NetGalley for a digital copy of this book providing me an opportunity to read it and write my thoughts about it.
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