In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction

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When Deepwater Horizon’s well blew out on April 20, 2010, the resulting explosion claimed eleven lives. Over the next two months, an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, a haven of biodiversity and one of the world’s prime fishing grounds. The resultant oil slick covered 2,500 square miles, killing wildlife and menacing the coastline--and many thousands of jobs--from Texas to the Florida Keys, and beyond. How and why did this happen? Who was responsible? And what can be done to make sure such a devastating accident never happens again? In Deep Water answers these questions and more. Drawing on the work of the 400 scientists, activists, and researchers at the Natural Resources Defense Council, In Deep Water documents the environmental and human toll of this tragedy--and underscores that our often wasteful over-reliance on oil comes at an ever-greater cost to us and to the planet we inhabit.

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Bob Deans, author of the 2007 book The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James, was the chief Asia correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other Cox newspapers, and for eight years covered the White House.

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At the book's writing, the infamous BP well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico had only just been sealed. Establishing responsibility will go on for years, but the authors want Americans to know the price for petroleum goes far beyond money. Damage to wildlife, the seafood business, and tourism demonstrates the monumental risk we take to harvest fossil fuels and continue our dependence on them. The cozy relationship between oil industry executives and federal regulators impaired oversight. Narrator Tom Weiner utilizes his trademark brisk pace, sometimes through a forest of statistics. His sonorous voice never stumbles or mumbles, making us imagine we really understand the difference between millions, billions, and trillions. Weiner enhances the quality of the audio experience with his preternatural resonance. J.A.H. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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