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The Resource Fractured land : the price of inheriting oil, Lisa Westberg Peters

Fractured land : the price of inheriting oil, Lisa Westberg Peters

Label
Fractured land : the price of inheriting oil
Title
Fractured land
Title remainder
the price of inheriting oil
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Westberg Peters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What does an environmentalist do when she realizes she will inherit mineral rights and royalties on fracked oil wells in North Dakota? How does she decide between financial security and living as a committed conservationist who wants to leave her grandchildren a healthy world? After her father's death, Lisa Westberg Peters investigates the stories behind the leases her mother now holds. She learns how her grandfather's land purchases near Williston in the 1940s reflect four generations of creative risk-taking in her father's Swedish immigrant family. She explores the ties between frac sand mining on the St. Croix River and the halting, difficult development of North Dakota's oil, locked in shale two miles down and pursued since the 1920s. And then there are the surprising and immediate connections between the development of North Dakota oil and Peters's own life in Minneapolis. Catapulted into a world of complicated legal jargon, spectacular feats of engineering, and rich history, Peters travels to the oil patch and sees both the wealth and the challenges brought by the boom. She interviews workers and farmers, geologists and lawyers, those who welcome and those who reject the development, and she finds herself able to see shades of gray in what had previously seemed black and white. Lisa Westberg Peters is the author of many children's books, including several geology-related titles. Trained as a journalist, she now works as an academic writing tutor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. "--
  • "An avowed environmentalist discovers she will inherit mineral rights and oil royalties from land once owned by her grandfather. In exploring her family's history and the mining industry in North Dakota, she comes to see shades of gray in issues of conservation and development that once seemed black and white"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Peters, Lisa Westberg
Dewey number
333.8/23150978473
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TN872.N9
LC item number
P48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peters, Lisa Westberg
  • Oil fields
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Land tenure
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Williston (N.D.)
Label
Fractured land : the price of inheriting oil, Lisa Westberg Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780873519526
Lccn
2014024057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn880966135
Label
Fractured land : the price of inheriting oil, Lisa Westberg Peters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780873519526
Lccn
2014024057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn880966135

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