Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies

Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies

by David E. Nye, Michael Brian Schiffer
     
 

Nye uses energy as a touchstone to examine the lives of ordinary people engaged in normal activities.See more details below

Overview

Nye uses energy as a touchstone to examine the lives of ordinary people engaged in normal activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262640381
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/26/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
547,021
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Energies of Conquest15
2Water and Industry43
3Cities of Steam71
4Power Incorporated103
5Industrial Systems131
6Consumption and Dispersion157
7The High-Energy Economy187
8Energy Crisis and Transition217
9Choices249
Notes265
Index325

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