Scientists and swindlers consulting on coal and oil in America, 1820-1890 /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Lucier, Paul, 1962-
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.
Series:Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of Contents:
  • Coal
  • Geological enterprise
  • The strange case of the Albert mineral
  • The American sciences of coal
  • Mining science
  • Kerosene
  • The technological science of kerosene
  • The kerosene cases
  • Petroleum
  • The rock oil report
  • The elusive nature of oil and its markets
  • The search for oil and oil-finding experts
  • California crude
  • Americanization of science.