Greeley & Stone, Publishers, in co-operation with Amazon.com, is giving away award-winning journalist Walter Brasch's latest book, Fracking Pennsylvania:
Jan. 4, 2013 - Want to know the truth about fracking? Greeley & Stone, Publishers, in co-operation with Amazon.com, is giving away award-winning journalist Walter Brasch's latest book, Fracking Pennsylvania:
As in the newly released hit movie, “Promised Land” starring Matt Damon, Walter Brasch digs into high volume hydraulic horizontal fracturing, better known as fracking, and explores the social impact on communities. Fracking is the controversial method of forcing five to nine million gallons of water, propping agents (usually sand or ceramic beads), and as much as 100,000 gallons of toxic gases and carcinogen and radioactive chemicals deep into the earth to open channels and force out natural gas and fossil fuels.
He concludes that errors made by the energy industry as well as the process itself have caused significant public health and environmental problems that also affect agriculture, wildlife, and livestock. Although the focus is on Pennsylvania, the epicenter of the natural gas boom, the book looks at issues that affect the entire country, and includes interviews and case studies from Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, North Dakota, and other places where fracking also occurs.
"In the book I share both scientific evidence and extensive interviews with those affected by fracking throughout the country," says Dr. Brasch, syndicated columnist and author of 17 other books. His previous book is the critically-acclaimed Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution.
He says, “Politicians want natural gas companies to come into their states, because of the numbers of well-paying jobs the industry create, and the lower costs of natural gas to the consumer.” Dr. Brasch investigates those claims, and also investigates political corruption and the money trail between the industry and politicians’
Fracking Pennsylvania, a 75,000 word highly-documented analysis written for the average community resident, also includes full-color photos from the Marcellus Shale.
"I fully expect attacks from the highly-funded propaganda wing of the natural gas industry," says Dr. Brasch, "but the facts are what they are, and no amount of spin or disinformation will change that."
Readers do not need a Kindle to read the Book. They may read it for free on any computer, smartphone, or tablet using Amazon’s free software available: http://www.amazon.com/
Review Request: Amazon asks readers who enjoy the book or find it useful to post a positive review. Dr. Brasch says he reads all reviews and responds to all civil communications from readers. To leave a review, go to the review section on the book’s Amazon page. You’ll see a button that says “write a customer review.”
The book is published by Greeley & Stone, Publishers, of Carmichael, Calif. Greeley & Stone specializes in books of social importance, written by journalists.
About the Author: Dr. Walter M. Brasch, who lives and works in the middle of the Marcellus Shale activity, is an award-winning syndicated social issues columnist. He is a former newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, multimedia multi-screen writer-producer, and professor emeritus of mass communications and journalism. He is also the author of 17 other books, most of them focusing upon the fusion of historical and contemporary social issues. In 2012, he was honored for lifetime achievement by the Pennsylvania Press Club, the first time in seven years it honored a Pennsylvania journalist.
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