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'The Boom' is the 2015-2016 Penn State Reads Book

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The Boom, How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, by Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter for The Wall Street Journal

In a world of growing energy consumption and diminishing resources, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has become an increasingly prominent method for extracting energy from the planet we live on. In "The Boom," Russell Gold tells the story of the rise of fracking and discusses its implications for society, communities, and how we will find, and pay for, resources to satisfy the world's energy needs. "The Boom" will challenge your perspective on energy and help you consider the critical questions of powering our future.

Read more about "The Boom" on the author's website