Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. He is the author of the bestseller The Geography of Hope, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the National Business Book Award. His feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He has given keynote addresses and lectures at university campuses, literary festivals and major professional and industrial conferences nationwide. The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands is Turner’s analysis of the importance and history of the oil sands.