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Routes of power : energy and modern America

Author: Christopher F Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Routes of power.
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Main Description:The fossil fuel revolution is usually rendered as a tale of historic advances in energy production. In this perspective-changing account, Christopher F. Jones instead tells a story of advances in energy access--canals, pipelines, and wires that delivered power in unprecedented quantities to cities and factories at a great distance from production sites. He shows that in the American mid-Atlantic  Read more...
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Jones, Christopher F.
Routes of power : energy and modern America.
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, ©2014
312 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher F Jones
ISBN: 9780674419612 0674419618
OCLC Number: 882257921
In: Jones, Christopher F
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages).
Contents: Coal's liquid pathways --
The anthracite energy transition --
Pennsylvania's petroleum boom --
Pipelines and power --
Taming the Susquehanna River --
The electrification of America.
Responsibility: Christopher F. Jones.
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