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An RMB Manifesto
On Fracking
By (author): C. Alexia Lane
9781927330807 Hardcover, Paper over boards English General Trade NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Sep 23, 2013
$16.00 CAD
Active 4.75 x 7 x 0.63 in 144 pages RMB | Rocky Mountain Books

Around the world, a significant shift from conventional to unconventional energy extraction is occurring like never before. As traditional energy sources dwindle and the demand for fossil fuels continues to increase, civilization seems to be taking greater and greater risks in order to fuel our consumption and over-use of this planet's natural resources.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", has emerged as a lightning rod of controversy as engaged citizens grow more and more concerned with the threats facing fresh water resources, local geology and sensitive landscapes.

C. Alexia Lane's first RMB Manifesto introduces readers to the practice of "fracking" and makes it clear that there is an urgent need for current policies to be reformed in order to alleviate ever-growing community, ecological and environmental concerns.

C. Alexia Lane holds a master’s of environmental applied science and management from Ryerson University. She has worked on various water management initiatives in China, Vietnam, Portugal and Canada and has travelled extensively observing the changes to waterways across the globe. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. On Fracking is her first book.


* written by an International Environmental Coordinator & Consultant for the Aquaculture Industry

* worked as a Water Quality Technologist for the European Union Watershed Management Initiative

* has worked on various water related projects in Canada, Portugal, China and Tibet

* timely, clear and concise explanation regarding the state and practice of fracking in North America

* defines the standard process and international repercussions of the hydraulic fracturing practice

* part of the RMB Manifesto series of books on social and environmental issues

* ARCs (digital)

* Regions: Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Lethbridge

* Genres: environmental writing, climate change and petroleum industry

* Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Alternatives Journal

* promotion to book reviewers and environmental writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Alternatives Journal, Guardian UK Environment, New York Times Green, Mother Jones, Grist, regional magazines and newspapers and related blogs

* multiple national and international award submissions:  GG, Charles Taylor, Donner, environmental, book design awards, etc

* online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (#fracked! #onfracking), etc

For more information contact
don@rmbooks.com

This is a must-read about highly controversial hydraulic fracking... Lane cites urgent concerns with off the radar literature on noise/air pollution and local seismic activity and the need for current policy reform exploring potential contamination of groundwater, ecotoxicological fracking effects, climate change and water management.—BC Books for BC Schools, 2014-2015

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