New book 'The Bakken" added to collection

The new NDSU Press book The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape, by William R. Caraher and Bret A. Weber, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection.  The following comes from the NDSU Press website:

“The Bakken oil patch ranks among the great achievements of the contemporary age. The arrival of fracking technology in western North Dakota led to an industrial renaissance that transformed sleepy farm communities into crucial cogs in the global extractive economy. Fracking technology made the area a global destination for roughnecks, petroleum engineers, pipeline “cats,” fishers (who “fish” for tools and other objects accidentally dropped down wells), truck drivers, carpenters, contractors, and electricians as well as journalists, adventure scientists, academic scholars, photographers, and filmmakers. The bustle of heavy industry and a landscape of dramatic contrasts present a magnetic attraction for the adventurous traveler. Pack your camera, your sulfur dioxide sensor, a pair of steel-toed boots, and your flame-resistant Carhartt clothing as you get ready for a unique journey to a frontier landscape forged by industry.”

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