The Spindletop Gusher: The Story of the Texas Oil Boom

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The Spindletop Gusher is the iconic Texas oil story that begins the history of the worldwide dominance of fossil fuel as the energy source of choice. In easy-to-understand, detailed terms, Carmen Bredeson tells the story of Spindletop from discovery to today. Necessary reading for any young person who wants to understand the history and importance of oil and the way it changed the world, it includes information on alternative energy sources and our need to continue developing ...
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Overview


The Spindletop Gusher is the iconic Texas oil story that begins the history of the worldwide dominance of fossil fuel as the energy source of choice. In easy-to-understand, detailed terms, Carmen Bredeson tells the story of Spindletop from discovery to today. Necessary reading for any young person who wants to understand the history and importance of oil and the way it changed the world, it includes information on alternative energy sources and our need to continue developing them.

Chronicles the discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, in 1901, focusing on the gusher, speculators, quick fortunes, and population explosion which led to the broader significance of oil as a new energy source.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933979663
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,431,340
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Carmen Bredeson lives in Katy, Texas. She is the author of more than fifty nonfiction books for children on topics such as space, exploration, holidays, history, and geology. She travels the world getting ideas for her books with her husband, a petroleum engineer.
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