The Grid:: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World

The Grid:: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World

by Phillip F. Schewe


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ISBN-13: 9780309102605
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
The Gridness of the Grid     5
Grid Genesis     27
Most Electrified City     60
Imperial Grid     85
Worst Day in Grid History     115
Thirty Million Powerless     134
Overhauling the Grid     157
Energizing the Grid     188
Touching the Grid     221
Grid on the Moon     250
Notes     286
Acknowledgments     300
Index     303

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The Grid: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Whomever More than 1 year ago
This book was worth reading but not what I expected.Was hoping to read more about the nuts and bolts of the grid,it's history, and the personalities involved in it's creation such as Edison and Tesla. While there is plenty of history in this book,the author seems to concentrate more on the business of the grid and on the resulting social and political effects. Important, but a little too abstract for my taste. I would also like to have seen a chapter discussing the August 2003 blackout instead of just the the November 65 blackout.This may be.though, simply because I lived through the 03 event. We're always interested more in things we have direct experience with.
dkuehn on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Interesting topic and good focus. Related to adoption of current technologies, energy costs, and energy markets. Some extended analogies did not work well for me.