Publications on the Deepwater Horizon disaster

Books about the Deepwater Horizon disaster

May 16, 2011, 11:17 am
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Drilling Down: The Gulf Oil Debacle and Our Energy Dilemma, by Joseph A. Tainter and Tadeusz W. Patzek

The Tarball Chronicles: A Journey Beyond the Oiled Pelican and Into the Heart of the Gulf Oil Spill, by David Gessner

Barbarians of Oil: How Oil Industries are Destroying Prosperity and Three Investments to Protect Your Wealth, by Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally

Fate of the Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill (Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology), by Colin J. Branwell and Annalise C. Fulton

Dispersant and Oil Monitoring in the Deepwater Horizon Spill, by Christina A. Farrugia

Dispersants in Oil Spills: Issues and Research (Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology), by Edward K. Holm

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Related Issues (Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology), by Danielle M. Birkin and Jonathan J. Asher

Shadows on the Gulf: A Journey through Our Last Great Wetland, by Rowan Jacobsen

A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout, by Carl Safina

Roscoe and the Pelican Rescue, by Lynn Rowe Reed

Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, by Antonia Juhasz

A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher, by Joel Achebach

The BP Oil Spill, by Peter Benoit

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Children's Press (March 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0531289990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0531289990
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Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, by Elaine Landau

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press (March 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 9780761374855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761374855
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Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill, by Lynda Wurster Deniger and Paulette Ferguson

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: HIS Publishing Co.; First edition (March 15, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0983174407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983174400
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Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster, by Tom Shroder and John Konrad

One Pelican at a Time: A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill, by Nancy Stewart

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (February 20, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1616331399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331399
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The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, by Courtney Farrell

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Library Binding: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Essential Library (January 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1617147656
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617147654
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In Too Deep: BP and the Drilling Race That Took it Down, by Stanley Reed and Alison Fitzgerald

Tragedy in the Gulf: A Call for a New Engineering Ethic, by George D. Catalano

Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America, by William Freudenburg and Robert Gramling

Emergency Response Management of Offshore Oil Spills: Guidelines for Emergency Responders, by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff and Anton Davletshin

Oil Spill Science and Technology, by Mervin Fingas

  • Hardcover: 1192 pages
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 1 edition (November 15, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1856179435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856179430
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Confronting Space Debris: Strategies and Warnings from Comparable Examples Including Deepwater Horizon, by Dave Baiocchi and William Welser IV

Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit, by Loren C. Steffy

Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout, by Bob Cavnar

In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction, by Peter Lehner and Bob Deans

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Poor Little Pelican + A KidReports Photo-Documentary, by Carole Marsh

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Gallopade International (September 20, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 9780635078506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0635078506
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Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health: A Summary of the June 2010 Workshop, by Institute of Medicine, Margaret A. McCoy, and Judith A. Salerno

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: National Academies Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0309157811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0309157810
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Oil Spill: Disaster, by Scholastic

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (September 1, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0545317762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545317764
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BLOWOUT: In Plain Sight: BP Deepwater Horizon: Coverup in the Gulf, by Jack Holland

Disaster in the Gulf - British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: Impacts on Wildlife, Fisheries, Cleanup Efforts, Investigation, by U.S. Government




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