Alberta author Peter McKenzie-Brown has published a comprehensive history of Canada’s oil sands. Titled Bitumen: The people, performance and passions behind Alberta’s oil sands, the book covers three-centuries of pioneering spirit and ingenuity that eventually led to Canada having the third-largest oil reserves in the world. The focus in on the men and women who contributed to the enormous scientific and technological advances that led to this achievement. The book is registered as a Canada 150 project and is available on Amazon.ca.
McKenzie-Brown is a writer and historian. He was coordinator and an interviewer for the Petroleum History Society’s Oil Sands Oral History Project.