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Pratt, Joseph A.

Works: 46 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 8,358 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Case studies  Academic theses  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer
Classifications: HG2613.H654, 332.12097641411
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Most widely held works by Joseph A Pratt
But also good business : Texas Commerce Banks and the financing of Houston and Texas, 1886-1986 by Walter L Buenger( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy metropolis : an environmental history of Houston and the Gulf Coast by Martin V Melosi( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of a refining region by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oil makers by Jeffrey Share( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent leaders in the oil and natural gas industry discuss current issues, the image of the industry, the environmental movement and regulations, the 1980s depression, finance and taxation issues, the shift to overseas production, the national energy policy, and the future of the industry
Builders : Herman and George R. Brown by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman and George R. Brown, formidable figures in the construction industry and Texas politics, made a unique business team. Practical and decisive Herman, a builder by nature, and university trained, soft-spoken George, a natural salesperson, combined their individual strengths with their shared work ethic and ambition to develop Brown & Root, a company that began by building roads and grew into a diversified international construction company. Builders serves both as a history of their careers and as an examination of business life in mid-twentieth-century America. In addition to examining Herman and George Brown's business accomplishments, Joseph A. Pratt and Christopher J. Castaneda also address the political influence and antiunionism associated with the Brown name. The authors present a balanced account of both the Browns' treatment of workers and their longtime relationship with Lyndon Baines Johnson. Builders also traces the brothers' philanthropy, including the work of the Brown Foundation, through which George in particular contributed to the development of educational and cultural institutions. This biography is sure to interest students and enthusiasts of both business and Texas history
From Texas to the East : a strategic history of Texas Eastern Corporation by Christopher James Castaneda( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exxon : transforming energy, 1973-2005 by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, which houses the extensive ExxonMobil Historical Collection, is honored to publish the fifth volume of Exxon's corporate history, which extends the history of Exxon and its predecessors to more than 125 years, the longest in-depth account of a private company in existence. ExxonMobil's history stretches from the time of kerosene lamps to the era of jet travel, from the days of finding oil by searching for surface indications to the days of 3-D seismic, which uses powerful computers to create images of oil deep underground. Its learning curve was particularly steep in the years covered by this book, 1973-2005, when the company adapted to new realities that confronted it at every turn. ExxonMobil has remained among the most profitable concerns in the history of modern capitalism by showing flexibility when faced with the need to adapt to changing conditions. As the company responded to sweeping changes in global markets, its decisions reflected a deeply held corporate culture that rested on the key operating values of engineering efficiency and financial discipline. This extensively researched volume demonstrates how Exxon's core values and management enabled the company to adapt and succeed during a period of dramatic changes for the energy industry. Pratt and Hale provide readers a historical perspective from inside one of the most powerful corporations in the world
Voice of the marketplace : a history of the National Petroleum Council by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offshore pioneers : Brown & Root and the history of offshore oil and gas by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years ago, in November 1947, Brown & Root helped Kerr-McGee build the first out-of-sight-of-land offshore platform that produced oil." "This history puts a human face on the process of technological change. Using the words of many of those who took part in Brown & Root's offshore activities, this book recounts their efforts to find practical ways to recover offshore oil."--Jacket
Energy capitals : local impact, global influence by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fossil fuels propelled industries and nations into the modern age and continue to powerfully influence economies and politics today. As Energy Capitals demonstrates, the discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels has proven to be a mixed blessing in many of the cities and regions where it has occurred. With case studies from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Africa, and Australia, this volume views a range of older and more recent energy capitals, contrasts their evolutions, and explores why some capitals were able to influence global trends in energy production and distribution while others failed to control even their own destinies"
Prelude to merger : a history of Amoco Corporation, 1973-1998 by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with the lakes : challenges and opportunities : a progress report to the International Joint Commission by International Joint Commission( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kigyō kokka amerika no kōbō by Louis Galambos( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black waters : responses to America's first oil pollution crisis by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A managerial history of Consolidated Edison, 1936-1981 by Joseph A Pratt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Thornburg and the quest for a corporate foreign oil policy : an experiment in cooperation by Linda Wills Qaim-Maqami( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1941 to 1943 Max Weston Thornburg, a corporate executive from Standard Oil Company of California, served the State Department as its first petroleum adviser. During these two years, Thornburg sought to articulate a corporate foreign oil policy based on a government-industry partnership. He had come to Washington as a spokesman for a group of liberal corporate oil executives concerned over the future marketability of Saudi Arabian oil and the trend toward nationalization of oil by producing nations. He believed that any oil policy had to be compatible not only with the American heritage of self-determination and anti-imperialism, but with corporate needs for government protection of its commercial interests abroad. Thornburg's philosophy rested firmly on the ideas articulated in the "American Century" by Henry Luce, editor of Time Magazine. Luce called for the United States government to promote a postwar global environment of American values which would make possible American commercial expansion abroad on an unprecedented scale. Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the Interior Department and head of the Petroleum Administration for War, opposed Thornburg's corporatist blend of public and private sector cooperation. He believed that foreign oil policy lay within his jurisdiction and that the government had to dominate any government-industry partnership. The resulting political feud over which agency of the government controlled foreign oil, and how a corporate partnership would be formed, was bitter and prolonged. Differences over how to rehabilitate the Mexican oil industry spread into differences over oil policy in Spain, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Eventually, these personal, bureaucratic and policy differences led to Thornburg's resignation from government service. The significance of Thornburg's story lies in his elucidation of a corporate approach to solve business problems through a partnership of collaboration with the government, and in his vision of a corporate America in the "American Century." Thornburg's blend of commercial aspiration, strategic national needs and American social responsibilities abroad are evidence of a nation and a corporate community developing the guiding principles to justify American commercial expansion on a global scale, in competition with the British Empire
California's fruit cocktail : a history of industrial food production, the State, and the environment in Northern California by Stephanie Esther Fuglaar Statz( )

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

In the twentieth century, canned food became ubiquitous in the United States. As Americans moved to new environments, such as cities, food became more difficult to grow or catch, and people became dependant on food markets. Innovations in transportation, processing, and packaging met demands for a stable urban food supply, and regions specializing in food processing emerged. California became the fruit and salad bowl of the nation as its citizens committed farmland to produce, and food-processing facilities across the region dried, canned, and packed the state's harvest. By the 1920s, the northern California fruit canning industry became the national leader of the canned fruit market. The history of northern California's canned fruit industry reveals the growth of agro-industrial space and the degree to which industry, agriculture, and cities struggled to gain control over the rich resources in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Central Valley as California became a dominant political and economic force in the United States. Regional production networks emerged that were essential in supporting the fruit canning industry that included grower organizations, canning organizations, suppliers, growers, and government agencies. The canneries were vital to the region's economy and influenced the use of resources. Fruit canners supplied millions of jobs and contributed to the booster-created image of California as a source of vitality through their marketing campaigns. Despite the canneries' many supportive networks, northern California was a contested space in which other networks, which included those of miners, farmers, growers, environmentalists, the federal government, and urban developers, sought to use or market the region's resources. Canneries were among the most important forces shaping the landscape as they influenced land-use choices, dumped enormous volumes of waste, and used prodigious amounts of water. Visions of resource use held by supporters of agriculture and canneries often conflicted with other groups in California. The history of fruit canneries in California presents a view of industrialization not often found in narratives about the process in the East. It also reveals how food tied together consumers and a food producing regions, and how both sides influenced each other through that bond
Pressure variations over ten locations on shark (squalus acanthias) with applications in optimal ectoparasite attachment by Joseph A Pratt( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Energy metropolis : an environmental history of Houston and the Gulf Coast
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Pratt, Joseph.

Pratt, Joseph Allen.

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The growth of a refining regionThe oil makersBuilders : Herman and George R. BrownVoice of the marketplace : a history of the National Petroleum CouncilOffshore pioneers : Brown & Root and the history of offshore oil and gas