Chelsea Green Publishing announced last Friday 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 U.S. history, which has led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe in the Gulf. Cavnar uses his thirty 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.
Copyright 2010 Chelsea Green
This announcement originally appeared at ChelseaGreen.com.