A Brief Mythology of Petroleum
This work looks at the history of the petroleum industry and its impact on politics, culture, ecology, and other dimensions of earthly life through the lens of myth. Many of the images clinging to the darkness of oil closely resemble those of the mythic Underworld, including burning rivers and desolate landscapes overseen by Pluto, whose name means "wealth."
World Soul Books
Walnut Creek, California
Petrolium Industry, Ecology, Environmental Studies
Geology | Human Ecology | Petroleum Engineering
Chalquist, Craig, "A Brief Mythology of Petroleum" (2010). CIIS Faculty Publications. 37.