The Effects of Induced Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment: Commercial Demands vs. Water, Wildlife, and Human Ecosystems, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

The Effects of Induced Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment

Commercial Demands vs. Water, Wildlife, and Human Ecosystems, 1st Edition

Edited by Matthew McBroom

Apple Academic Press

362 pages

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" as it is commonly known, refers to the practice of using liquids at very high pressures to fragment rock, thereby allowing natural gas to be harvested. This process increases energy resources but also has some negative environmental impacts as well. This book l

Table of Contents

Fracturing and Water Pollution. Hydraulic Fracturing and Wildlife. Human Health Perspectives.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI000000
SCIENCE / General
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC009110
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General