Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

by Courtney Farrell

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This title examines an important event in recent history - the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Easy-to-read, compelling text describes the scene of the catastrophe and its aftermath, the incident itself, the rescue of the Deepwater Horizon crewmembers, key people involved, the cause of and response to the disaster, and its effects on society and the environment. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617589232
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Essential Events Set 6 Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,050,265
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Catastrophe on the Deepwater Horizon 6

Chapter 2 A Long, Slow Rescue 16

Chapter 3 Deepwater Drilling 22

Chapter 4 Risking Lives for Profit 30

Chapter 5 Efforts to Stop the Oil Leak 42

Chapter 6 Environmental Effects of the Spill 56

Chapter 7 The Impact on Human Health 68

Chapter 8 Financial Losses and Litigation 78

Chapter 9 A Community under Stress 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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