9781455525249

The Eskimo and The Oil Man

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781455525249

  • ISBN10:

    1455525243

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/15/2012
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $27.99 Save up to $14.63
  • Rent Book $18.19
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people. As the ice melts and oil companies venture north, the polar regions may become the next Panama Canal, the next Arabian Peninsula-places on earth that remain relatively unknown in one century and become pivotal in the next. Now Shell oil plans to sink exploratory wells in the pristine waters off the North Slope of Alaska-a site that the company believes contains three times as much oil as the Gulf of Mexico. THE ESKIMO AND THE OIL MAN tells this story through the eyes of two men, one an Iņupiat Eskimo leader on Alaska's North Slope, the other the head of Shell Oil's Alaska venture. Their saga is set against the background of an undersea land rush in the Arctic, with Russian bombers appearing off Alaska's coast, and rapid changes in ice that put millions of sea mammals at risk. The men's decisions will affect the daily lives of all Americans, in their cities and towns and also in their pocketbooks. The story begins as a fight and ends with a surprise. In the spirit of Thomas L. Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded, bestselling author Bob Reiss traveled in America's High North over three years and spent time with scientists, diplomats, military planners, Eskimo whale hunters and officials at the highest levels of the government. He traveled to remote villages and sailed on a US icebreaker. THE ESKIMO AND THE OIL MAN reflects the issues dividing every American community wrestling with the balance between energy use and environmental protection, our love of cheap gas and the romance of pristine wilderness.

Table of Contents

The Argument, April 2010p. 1
The Big Thaw, Mayp. 23
Edward's Dilemma, Junep. 40
Pete Slaiby's Challenge, Julyp. 59
Aboard Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy, Augustp. 78
The Arctic Opens for Business, Septemberp. 100
Alaska, Washington and Big Oil, Septemberp. 122
Russia Moves In, Octoberp. 148
Caught in the Middle, Novemberp. 166
The Frustration Mounts, Decemberp. 191
Winter in Barrow, January 2011p. 216
What Norway Can Teach the US, Januaryp. 233
A Bittersweet Goodbye, Februaryp. 250
Conclusion: The Real Enemyp. 275
Acknowledgmentsp. 289
Mapsp. 293
Indexp. 295
About the Authorp. 305
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review