Best Natural Resource Extraction Industry Books

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1. Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence

Author: by Kate Crawford
English
336 pages
0300209576

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The hidden costs of artificial intelligence, from natural resources and labor to privacy, equality, and freedom”This study argues that [artificial intelligence] is neither artificial nor particularly intelligent…. A fascinating history of the data on which machine-learning systems are trained.”New Yorker”A valuable corrective to much of the hype surrounding AI and a useful instruction manual for the future.”John Thornhill, Financial Times What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet?

How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of research, awardwinning scholar Kate Crawford reveals how AI is a technology of extraction: from the minerals drawn from the earth, to the labor pulled from low-wage information workers, to the data taken from every action and expression.

This book reveals how this planetary network is fueling a shift toward undemocratic governance and increased inequity. Rather than taking a narrow focus on code and algorithms, Crawford offers us a material and political perspective on what it takes to make AI and how it centralizes power.


2. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them (Cryptography, Crypto Trading, Digital Assets, NFT)

Author: by Antony Lewis
Mango
English
408 pages

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Understand Bitcoin, Blockchains, and CryptocurrencyAntony helps us all clearly understand the mechanics of bitcoin and blockchain. Rob Findlay, Founder, Next Money#1 Best Seller in Investing Derivatives and Natural Resource Extraction Industry, Futures, Banks & Banking, Energy & Mining, and Monetary PolicyThere’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there.

But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains provides a clear guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics including the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining.

Learn how payments are made, and how to put a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Blockchain technology. What exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains answers these questions and more.


3. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Author: by Alex Epstein
Portfolio
English
256 pages

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Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong? For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better.How can this be?

The explanation, energy expert Alex Epstein argues in The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We’re taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positivestheir unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people.

And the moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein argues, is woefully underrated. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental. If we look at the big picture of fossil fuels compared with the alternatives, the overall impact of using fossil fuels is to make the world a far better place.


4. Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting

Author: by Charlotte Wright
1593703635

PennWell Corp.
English

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Professor Charlotte Wright updates her indispensable accounting book for the oil and gas industry in this revised & expanded sixth edition. The past several years have seen significant changes in the accounting and disclosure rules for the industry. While the book has thorough updates throughout, there are new industry issues specifically addressed from the accounting perspective.

Some of the significant updates and new material include: Discussion of the significance of shale and unconventional production as it relates to accounting principles New definitions of reserves from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the impact on accounting processes All citations and references align with the updated authoritative literature from the Financial Accounting Standards Board A new chapter discussing specific issues previously unaddressed regarding property valuation in the industry New, and updated, end-of-chapter problems


5. The 8-Step Beginner’s Guide to Value Investing: Featuring 20 for 20 – The 20 Best Stocks & ETFs to Buy and Hold for The Next 20 Years: Make Consistent Profits Even in a Bear Market

Author: by Freeman Publications
B08B35TNLH
English
196 pages

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Despite what the mainstream financial media wants to tell you. Investing is not an impossible game only the pros can masterIn fact, Peter Lynch, named America’s Most Successful Money Manager says that by using a reliable and repeatable investing process, ordinary investors can beat the pros.

But here are 3 big mistakes inexperienced investors makeMistake #1: Relying solely on social media and TV stock tipsters for their informationMistake #2: Rushing into hot sectors based on fear of missing out, and buying poor companies at overvalued pricesMistake #3: Panic selling for a loss the first time their stock goes down and missing out on gains when it rebounds to new highsNow here’s the good news.

By using our Rational Process Investing methodology, individual investors can make consistent long-term profits in the market. Founded on timeless principles used by legendary investors like Warren Buffett. You don’t need a degree in finance or statistics. Nor do you need to spend hours each day glued to financial media.


6. WSO Water Distribution, Grades 1 & 2 (Awwa Water System Operations)

Author: by AWWA
1625761260
English
468 pages

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AWWAs Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.


7. The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies

Author: by Guillaume Pitron
Scribe US
English
288 pages

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Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions? Rare metals are essential to electric vehicles, fighter jets, wind turbines, and solar panels, and also to our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects.

But consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or the environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs of this dependence. This book reveals the dark side of the world that awaits us. It is an undercover tale of a technological odyssey that has promised much, and a look behind the scenes.

Behind it all lurks China, which has captured the lion’s share of the ownership and processing of rare metals we now can’t do without. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book shows that by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependenceon rare metals that have become vital to our new ecological and digital society.


8. Water Treatment Grade 1 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Author: by AWWA
1625761236
English
430 pages

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AWWA’s Principles and Practices of Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level. Water Treatment, Grade 1, is organized into 21 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams.

Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific treatment processes in detail. Other chapters cover water quality testing, electrical and monitoring systems, treatment plant safety, and monitoring and recording requirements. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 1 exam is included in this book.

To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter. Key Features: Developed in accordance with the latest ABC criteria- Focuses on specific experience and certification level- Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter- Access to more than 100 videos for additional learning is included


9. Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Author: by Eliza Griswold
Picador
English
336 pages


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Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General NonfictionIn Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist.

Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbors’ mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company.

Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help.

Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children’s illnesses, Haney joins with neighbors and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what’s really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that’s being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries.

10. The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth

Author: by Tom Burgis

PublicAffairs
English
368 pages

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One of Financial Times’ Books of the Year, 2015 The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other “emerging markets” have transformed their economies, Africa’s resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain.

While Africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world’s reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 per cent of the world’s population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent. In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it’s a mirage.

The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states’ value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa’s new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it.

11. The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

Author: by James Green
Grove Press
English
448 pages

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From before the dawn of the twentieth century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations and industrialists whose millions bought political influence and armed guards for their company towns.

On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation’s largest labor union, and the legendary miners’ angel, Mother Jones. Attempts to unionize were met with stiff resistance. Fundamental rights were bent, then broken, and the violence evolved from bloody skirmishes to open armed conflict.

The fight for civil rights and unionization in West Virginia verged on civil war and stretched from the creeks and hollows to the courts and the U.S.Senate. In The Devil Is Here in These Hills, celebrated labor historian James Green tells this story like never before.

13. Dirty Gold: The Rise and Fall of an International Smuggling Ring

Author: by Jay Weaver
English
384 pages
1541762908

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The explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on ituntil it all came crashing down. In March of 2017, a team of federal agents arrested Juan Pablo Granda, Samer Barrage, and Renato Rodriguez, or as they came to be known, “the three amigos.” The triofirst identified publicly by the authors of this bookhad built a $3.

6 billion dollar business in metals trading, mostly illegal Peruvian gold mined in the rain forest. Their arrest and subsequent prosecution laid bare more than a scheme between a few corrupt traders. Dirty Gold lifts the veil on a massive and very illegal international business that is more lucrative than trafficking cocaine, and often just as dangerous.

As this award-winning team of current and former Miami Herald reporters shows, illegal gold mines have become a haven for Latin American drug money. The gold is sold to metals traders, and ultimately to scores of unwitting Americans in their jewelry and phones.

14. Water Treatment Grade 2 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Author: by AWWA
English
404 pages
1625761244

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AWWA’s Principles and Practices of Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level. Water Treatment, Grade 2, is organized into 22 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams.

Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific treatment processes in detail. Other chapters cover water quality testing, electrical and monitoring systems, treatment plant safety, and monitoring and recording requirements. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 2 exam is included in this book.

To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter. Key Features: Developed in accordance with current ABC criteria- Focused on specific experience and certification level- Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter- Refers to more than 100 videos for additional training

15. I'm Just Charlie: The Autobiography of Charlie Ward

Author: by Charlie Ward
B08R95T7DK
December 23, 2020
English

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“I’m Just Charlie”… By Charlie Ward During the Great Plandemic of 2020, a new voice arrived on the YouTube scene who had a mission to share, ‘The Truth’… And because of his endearing personality, inside information and fascinating list of guests – the phenomenon of Charlie Ward was born.

But before Charlie became an online sensation, he had a whirlwind 60 years on this planet Charlie started off as a precocious English kid from the historic county of Ipswich, England. He was born in a religious cult that his parents belonged to in the early 1960’s.

When he was old enough, Charlie made the painful decision to leave his family and the restrictive lifestyle behind, in order to seek freedom for the first time in his life. This was the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime!

Like many entrepreneurs, Charlie got his feet wet in a series of careers and opportunities – each one giving him more knowledge and experience along the way. From real estate sales and marketing, to exploring and working in Singapore, South Africa, China and Thailand Charlie soon excelled and gained the trust of some of the wealthiest and most influential people on this planet.