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Steffy, Loren C.

Works: 3 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 2,532 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9574.M63, 338.762218240916364
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Loren C Steffy
The man who thought like a ship by Loren C Steffy( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. Richard "Dick" Steffy stood inside the limestone hall of the Crusader castle in Cyprus and looked at the wood fragments arrayed before him. they were old beyond belief. For more than two millennia they had remained on the sea floor, eaten by worms and soaking up seawater until they had the consistency of wet cardboard. There were some 6,000 pieces in all, and Steffy's job was to put them all back together in their original shape. ... He has volunteered for the job even though he had no qualifications for it. For twenty-five years he had been an electrician in a small land-locked town in Pennsylvania. He held no advanced degrees - his understanding of ships was entirely self-taught. Yet he would find himself half a world away from his home town, planning to reassemble a ship that last sailed during the reign of Alexander the Great, and he planned to do it using mathematical formulas and modeling techniques that he had devel;oped in his basement as a hobby."--Jacket
Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit by Loren C Steffy( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in-depth examination of how a lack of corporate responsibility and government oversight led to the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. On April 20, 2010, a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon, the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum, located 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The ensuing inferno claimed 11 lives and raged uncontained for two days, until its wreckage sank a mile beneath the waves. On the ocean floor, the unit's wellhead erupted. Over the next ten weeks, an estimated 200 million gallons of oil--the equivalent of 20 Exxon Valdez spills--spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, eventually lapping up on beaches as far away as Florida. Business journalist Loren Steffy--considered by many to be the writer with the best access to the story--presents the definitive account of this catastrophe and how BP's winner-take-all business culture made it all but inevitable.--From publisher description
The Man Who Thought Like a Ship (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series) by Loren C Steffy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.13 (from 0.05 for The man wh ... to 0.97 for The Man Wh ...)

Drowning in oil : BP and the reckless pursuit of profit
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