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The wired Northwest : the history of electric power, 1870s-1970s

Author: Paul W Hirt
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Pacific Northwest holds an abundance of resources for energy production, from hydroelectric power to coal, nuclear power, wind turbines, and even solar panels. But hydropower is king. Dams on the Columbia, Snake, Fraser, Kootenay, and dozens of other rivers provided the foundation for an expanding, regionally integrated power system in the U.S. Northwest and British Columbia. A broad historical synthesis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Hirt
ISBN: 9780700618736 0700618732
OCLC Number: 788282809
Description: ix, 461 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Brilliant Spectacle --
Power Incorporated --
Becoming Modern --
Profit and Welfare --
"Let Every Inch of Water Do Its Duty" --
War-Accelerated Transitions --
Roaring Twenties --
The Bubble Bursts, 1929-1932 --
A New Deal for the Northwest, 1933-1938 --
Integrating the U.S. Northwest Power System, 1937-1941 --
War-Accelerated Transitions II --
"Endless Limitless Development" : A Telescoped View of the Postwar Era.
Responsibility: Paul W. Hirt.

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A broad historical synthesis chronicling the Pacific Northwest's first century of electification. Reveals how the region's citizens struggled to build a power system that was technologically  Read more...

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-One of the more creative and talented environmental historians, Paul Hirt offers an original and perceptive approach to studying the revolutionary implications of the coming of electrical power to Read more...

 
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