Consuming Power A Social History of American Energies

ISBN-10: 0262640384

ISBN-13: 9780262640381

Edition: 1999

Authors: David E. Nye

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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: $36.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Expansion
The Energies of Conquest
Water and Industry
Concentration
Cities of Steam
Power Incorporated
Industrial Systems
Dispersion
Consumption and Dispersion
The High-Energy Economy
Energy Crisis and Transition
Choices
Notes
Index
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