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The Resource Petrolia : the landscape of America's first oil boom, Brian Black

Petrolia : the landscape of America's first oil boom, Brian Black

Label
Petrolia : the landscape of America's first oil boom
Title
Petrolia
Title remainder
the landscape of America's first oil boom
Statement of responsibility
Brian Black
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Petrolia Brian Black offers a geographical and social history of a region that was not only the site of America's first oil boom but was also the world's largest oil producer between 1859 and 1873. Against the background of changes in attitudes toward consumption and the growing demand for petroleum throughout and immediately following the Civil War, Black describes Oil Creek Valley's descent into environmental hell
  • Known as "Petrolia," the region charged the popular imagination with its nearly overnight transition from agriculture to industry. But so unrestrained were these early efforts at oil drilling, Black writes, that "the landscape came to be viewed only as an instrument out of which one could extract crude." In a very short time, Petrolia was a ruined place - environmentally, economically, and to some extent even culturally
  • Black gives historical detail and analysis to account for this transformation."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Brian
Dewey number
338.4/76223382/0974897
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TN872.P4
LC item number
B56 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TN872.P4
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Creating the North American landscape
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Oil Creek Valley (Crawford County and Venango County, Pa.)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Ecology
  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Pennsylvania
  • Exploration pétrolière
  • Industrie pétrolière
  • Pétrole
  • Histoire
  • Impact environnemental
  • Pennsylvanie (État)
  • Oil Creek Valley (Crawford County and Venango county, Pa.)
Label
Petrolia : the landscape of America's first oil boom, Brian Black
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oil Creek as Industrial Apparatus
  • Ch. 5.
  • "What Nature Intended This Place Should Be"
  • Ch. 6.
  • Pithole : Boomtowns and the "Drawing Board City"
  • Ch. 7.
  • Delusions of Permanence
  • Epilogue : The Legacy of Petrolia
  • Introduction: The Persistence of Oil on the Brain
  • Ch. 1.
  • "A Good Time Coming for Whales"
  • Ch. 2.
  • "A Triumph of Individualism"
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Sacrificial Landscape of Petrolia
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
51494054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801863172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780801863172
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3318156
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51494054
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Petrolia : the landscape of America's first oil boom, Brian Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oil Creek as Industrial Apparatus
  • Ch. 5.
  • "What Nature Intended This Place Should Be"
  • Ch. 6.
  • Pithole : Boomtowns and the "Drawing Board City"
  • Ch. 7.
  • Delusions of Permanence
  • Epilogue : The Legacy of Petrolia
  • Introduction: The Persistence of Oil on the Brain
  • Ch. 1.
  • "A Good Time Coming for Whales"
  • Ch. 2.
  • "A Triumph of Individualism"
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Sacrificial Landscape of Petrolia
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
51494054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801863172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780801863172
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3318156
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51494054
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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