Electrifying America Social Meanings of a New Technology

ISBN-10: 0262640309
ISBN-13: 9780262640305
Edition: 1998 (Reprint)
Authors: David E. Nye
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Description: This social history of America is a view through the lens of energy consumption. In this context, Nye examines a sequence of large systems that acquired and then lost technological momentum, including steam power and electricity.

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/8/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This social history of America is a view through the lens of energy consumption. In this context, Nye examines a sequence of large systems that acquired and then lost technological momentum, including steam power and electricity.

David E. Nye is Professor of American Studies at the Danish Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of Technology Matters: Questions to Live With and When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.

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