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Summary: On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art offshore oil rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. In this documentary film, the director travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRE

Konrad, John.

Summary: Draws on first-person accounts to examine the Deepwater Horizon oil-rig explosion and the offshore-drilling culture that laid the groundwork for the disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.11 KON

Key, Watt

Summary: When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father's scuba clients struggle to survive after reaching an abandoned oil rig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KEY

Birmingham, John

Summary: Dave Hooper has the hangover from hell, a demonic ex-wife and the claws of the tax office sinking into him. So the last thing he needs is an explosion at the off-shore oil rig where he works. But this is no ordinary industrial accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame for the disaster. He knows because he kills one of the things responsible. When he...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BIR

Farrell, Courtney.

Summary: Explains the causes behind the BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill; the effect on workers, animals, and the environment; and what is being done to help the Gulf Coast recover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.7382 FAR

Bartlett, Kim.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1979

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Jacobs, Daniel

Summary: Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and killed eleven people. The resulting offshore oil discharge, the largest ever in the United States, polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking havoc on its inhabitants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.8 JAC

Fuller, Alexandra

Summary: Colton H. Bryant loves Wyoming and loves life. Mind over matter, he always says--"If you don't mind, it don't matter." And so, like his father and his father's father before him, he gets a dangerous job on the oil rig when he's old enough. He always said he'd die young, anyway.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 622.3382 FUL

Broughton, Chad.

Summary: "In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 34,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for half a century. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement. In 2004, the plant was relocated to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 BRO

Landau, Elaine.

Summary: Presents facts about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on April 20, 2010.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.7382 LAN

Summary: Self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for money and power. Working with his "son and partner," 11-year-old H.W., he becomes a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. His only challenge comes from a young, ambitious charismatic preacher, Eli Sunday.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THE

Davis, Jack E.

Summary: Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Based on the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, Davis takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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Summary: In March 1940, a journey taken by John Steinbeck and his friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, down the coast of California, expanded from a trip meant to document the creatures that inhabit the shallow water and tide pools on the margins of the Sea of Cortez into a large philosophical exploration of mankind's relationship to the natural world. This documentary considers how that journey can...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC JOU

Gurley, Jason

Summary: Off the coast of the small California town of Orilla del Cielo, the silhouettes of oil rigs loom. To Zach, they are a reminder of loss-- his father, an oil worker, drowned years earlier. With his family struggling to make ends meet, Zach feels he's destined for the same bleak future. Then he meets Vanessa, an optimistic girl from a wealthy family whose sights are literally set on the stars....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Book Press 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC GUR

Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Wahlberg, Mark

Summary: The story of the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, which took place in 2010.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE DEE

Charles, Gordon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.73 CHA
1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: NEL RM 977.48 CHA

Steinbeck, John

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Summary: This exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts, drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. Annotation. In 1940, Steinbeck and his friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, ventured into the Gulf of California to search for marine invertebrates along the beaches. This...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1995

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Summary: A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for oil and it turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FIC THE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie There 2008

Summary: A reclusive hearing-impaired woman forced to take a vacation finds a temporary job caring for an injured oil rig worker burned and blinded by an accident, over time the two develop an emotinal relathionship.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SEC

Bass, Rick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 622.3382 BAS

Schuyler, Nick.

Summary: What began as a relaxing fishing party became a harrowing tale of death and survival against unfathomable odds. On Saturday, February 28, 2009, 24-year-old personal trainer Nick Schuyler and three football friends--Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, 26, Lions defensive end Corey Smith, 29, and Will Bleakley, 25, a teammate from the University of South Florida--sailed away from Tampa Bay for a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.33 Sch

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 33 RATED PG-13

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA THI

Rice, Luanne

Summary: Mathilda (Tilly), fourteen, and Ruth Anne (Roo), sixteen, are sisters and best friends in Connecticut, but when Roo crashes her car while texting she is confined to a hospital bed with "locked-in syndrome," aware of her surroundings, but apparently comatose--and Tilly must find a way to communicate with her sister, while dealing with her own sense of guilt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION RIC