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Chelsea Green Publishes First Book on Gulf Oil Disaster—Critical Investigation from Industry Insider

White River Junction, VT — Chelsea Green Publishing announced today that it will publish the first book on the Gulf oil disaster by a prominent oil industry insider – and do it in record time. The Vermont-based publisher will publish Disaster on the Horizon: The Deepwater Well Blowout: What Happened and Why by oil industry executive and analyst Bob Cavnar. “There will be many other books on this disaster but Bob Cavnar brings a unique perspective from inside the industry,’’ Publisher Margo Baldwin said. “He is the only knowledgeable oil man who can write the book that will dissect and explain what happened and what BP has done to keep the full story from public view. He has been in constant demand from the media for expertise on the accident from outlets such as MSNBC and TODAY.” Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which has led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe in the Gulf. Cavnar uses his 30 years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. It will include personal accounts of the survivors, assembled from testimony during various investigations, as well as personal interviews with survivors, witnesses, and family. It will also provide a layman’s look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It will deconstruct events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep water drilling in the first place and then charts course for how to avoid these disasters in the future. Disaster on the Horizon will be published simultaneously as a paperback and e-book.


Dear Humans: Listen to Ben Kilham. Signed, The Bears.

When it comes to fatal human-bear encounters, too often it’s the bear who ends up on the losing end. The most recent story occurred in Thetford, Vt., where a hungry bear with slim pickings began seeking out food in town. After unsuccessful attempts to thwart the bear – known to bear rehab specialist and author […] Read More

Reimagining Restoration as a Radical Act

Finding ways to manage “invasive” species as we’ve come to know them has sparked a vigorous debate within conservation and restoration communities, as well as farmers, gardeners, and permaculturalists.In her thought-provoking book Beyond the War on Invasive Species, author Tao Orion urges us to rethink and reimagine restoration as a way to break out of […] Read More

Trust Your Unconsciousness: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas on Writing

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is a New York Times-bestelling author, traveler, and astute observer of the natural world. In Dreaming of Lions, a paperback edition of her memoir, Thomas pens a powerful new afterword and a selection of photos from her extraordinary life is included. Below is an excerpt from her chapter about writing, and her […] Read More

Ask the Experts: Submit Your Permaculture Questions Now

Attention all growers, food-lovers, and green-living enthusiasts, we are once again celebrating Permaculture Month by putting our pioneering permaculture authors to work for you.Chelsea Green is proud to publish and distribute some of the most recognized, and award-winning, names in permaculture, and we’re making several of them available to our readers to answer any and all […] Read More

Recipe: Pascal Baudar’s Basic Wild Kimchi

Experiment with what you have, anything from the mustard family will work extremely well. Read More
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