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Fire on the horizon

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On April 20, 2010, the half-billion-dollar floating oil rig Deepwater Horizon became a household name when it blew up, killing 11 people, shattering a multinational companyAEs reputation, and leaving an unprecedented swath of devastation in its wake. Told by veteran oil rig captain John Konrad and award-winning Washington Post journalist Tom Shroder, Fire on the Horizon is the remarkable story of this tragedyuthe worst environmental disaster in the history of the Unites Statesua riveting chronicle of engineering hubris at odds with the Earth itself, of corporate greed and unforgettable selflessness. - - An extraordinary true-life adventure tale reminiscent of The Perfect Storm, Fire on the Horizon captures life aboard the rig, vividly detailing in oreal timeo the events that preceded its demise. The authors identify the factors behind the accident, including the culture clashesubetween Southern roughnecks, college-educated Yankee engineers, and faceless corporate bureaucratsuand expose what the inspectors overlooked. - - Gripping and harrowing, Fire on the Horizon is both a page-turning account of that day and a narrative of the lives involved before, during, and after the explosion. It is also a warts-and-all portrait of deepwater drilling replete with the swashbuckling history, astonishing technology and disturbing vulnerability of this vital but little understood corner of our lives. - -
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Author(s):
John Konrad & Tom Shroder
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16 cm
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0062063006
ISBN-13:
9780062063007
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Harper
Title:
Fire on the Horizon

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On April 20, 2010, the half-billion-dollar floating oil rig Deepwater Horizon became a household name when it blew up, killing 11 people, shattering a multinational companyAEs reputation, and leaving an unprecedented swath of devastation in its wake. Told by veteran oil rig captain John Konrad and award-winning Washington Post journalist Tom Shroder, Fire on the Horizon is the remarkable story of this tragedyuthe worst environmental disaster in the history of the Unites Statesua riveting chronicle of engineering hubris at odds with the Earth itself, of corporate greed and unforgettable selflessness. - - An extraordinary true-life adventure tale reminiscent of The Perfect Storm, Fire on the Horizon captures life aboard the rig, vividly detailing in oreal timeo the events that preceded its demise. The authors identify the factors behind the accident, including the culture clashesubetween Southern roughnecks, college-educated Yankee engineers, and faceless corporate bureaucratsuand expose what the inspectors overlooked. - - Gripping and harrowing, Fire on the Horizon is both a page-turning account of that day and a narrative of the lives involved before, during, and after the explosion. It is also a warts-and-all portrait of deepwater drilling replete with the swashbuckling history, astonishing technology and disturbing vulnerability of this vital but little understood corner of our lives. - -
listed by a volunteer.

Author(s):
John Konrad & Tom Shroder
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16 cm
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0062063006
ISBN-13:
9780062063007
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Harper
Title:
Fire on the Horizon

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