Not everyone is going to pick up a book about shale, but I found this to be very informative and surprisingly easy to follow and comprehend.

The author’s use of graphics was beneficial but not over-used.

Dr. Palmer took a complex topic and presented his material in layman terms for a general audience, even adding suggested topics and chapters for those not inclined to read this book from beginning to end.

Since fracking is a hot topic, this would provide a better understanding of what is involved and the pros and cons of shale-oil and shale-gas.