Amity and Prosperity

Written By Eliza Griswold
Amity and Prosperity
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 04 June 2019
  • ISBN : 1472268717
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 6 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Amity and Prosperity written by Eliza Griswold which was release on 04 June 2019, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbours' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbours and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold reveals what happens when an imperilled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.

Amity and Prosperity

Amity and Prosperity
  • Author : Eliza Griswold
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1472268717
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Summary : Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at ...

If Men Then

If Men  Then
  • Author : Eliza Griswold
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1472268717
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Summary : A darkly humorous new collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity If Men, Then, Eliza Griswold’s second poetry collection, charts a radical spiritual journey through catastrophe. Griswold’s language is forthright and intimate as she steers between the ...

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell
  • Author : Colin Jerolmack
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1472268717
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Summary : A riveting portrait of a rural Pennsylvania town at the center of the fracking controversy Shale gas extraction—commonly known as fracking—is often portrayed as an energy revolution that will transform the American economy and geopolitics. But in greater Williamsport, Pennsylvania, fracking is personal. Up to Heaven and Down ...

A History of Energy Flows

A History of Energy Flows
  • Author : Anthony N. Penna
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-09-18
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1472268717
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Summary : This book presents a global and historical perspective of energy flows during the last millennium. The search for sustainable energy is a key issue dominating today’s energy regime. This book details the historical evolution of energy, following the overlapping and slow flowing transitions from one regime to another. In ...

Fueling Resistance

Fueling Resistance
  • Author : Kate J. Neville
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1472268717
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Summary : "This book explores how and why controversies over liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") unfolded in surprisingly similar ways in the global North and South. In the early 2000s, the search was on for fuels that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spur economic development in rural regions, ...