Review – The Patch
The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
by Chris Turner
Simon & Schuster, 2017
Review by Bob Lane
Dec 12th 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 50)
Want to learn about the complexities of the extraction of oil from the underground bitumen deposits in northern Alberta? Have a concern about climate change? Interested in engineering advances in extraction methods? Care about ducks? Do oil spills give you pause? Will temperatures rise another 2℃ in the next 20 years? Ever think about where the gasoline you put in your automobile comes from? Does alternative energy sources excite you?
Read this book.