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A sea in flames [electronic resource] : The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout. Carl Safina.

Safina, Carl. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307887375 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation. Traveling across the Gulf to make sense of an ever-changing story and its often-nonsensical twists, Safina expertly deconstructs the series of calamitous misjudgments that caused the Deepwater Horizon blowout, zeroes in on BP's misstatements, evasions, and denials, reassesses his own reaction to the government's crisis handling, and reviews the consequences of the leak--and what he considers the real problems, which the press largely overlooked. Safina takes us deep inside the faulty thinking that caused the lethal explosion. We join him on aerial surveys across an oil-coated sea. We confront pelicans and other wildlife whose blue universe fades to black. Safina skewers the excuses and the silly jargon--like "junk...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6967 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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