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Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America (Hardback)
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Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 25/04/2014
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The fossil fuel revolution is usually a tale of advances in energy production. Christopher Jones tells a tale of advances in energy access--canals, pipelines, wires delivering cheap, abundant power to cities at a distance from production sites. Between 1820 and 1930 these new transportation networks set the U.S. on a path to fossil fuel dependence.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674728899
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 26 mm


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In Routes of Power, Jones investigates the economics, the social consequences, and the environmental costs of the transformation from muscle power to coal, oil, and electricity. His work demonstrates effectively that technological change is not automatic but requires human effort and ingenuity.--David E. Nye, author of America's Assembly Line
Jones rethinks our understanding of the history of energy by examining from a new angle America's transformation from a society that is dependent on human and animal power to one that relies on fossil fuels and electrical power generation. By focusing on the history of energy infrastructure, Routes of Power demonstrates how this transformation occurred and, in doing so, provides a picture of America's energy history that is new, concrete, innovative, and persuasive.--Martin V. Melosi, author of Atomic Age America

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