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Introduction. Shale Gas. Shale Gas Geology. Shale Gas Plays. Shale Gas Sources. Hydraulic Fracturing: The Process. Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing. Environmental Considerations. Laws and Regulations Affecting Shale Gas Development and Operations. Glossary. Appendices. Index.