Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920

Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920

by Brian Frehner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803290624
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 778,349
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian Frehner is an assistant professor of history at Oklahoma State University. He received a Bill and Rita Clements Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for the Study of Southwestern America in 2004–5 and is the coeditor of Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 Local Knowledge

1 Vernacular Authority in the Oil Field 21

2 Nineteenth-Century Foundations of Petroleum Geology 45

Part 2 Contested Knowledge

3 Shared Authority: Practical Oil Men and Professional Geologists 81

4 Institutional Authority: Field Work, Universities, and Surveys 103

Part 3 Appropriated Knowledge

5 Geology Organized: Henry L. Doherty's Technological System 143

Conclusion 173

Notes 179

Bibliography 207

Index 225

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