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The Resource The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future, Gretchen Bakke

The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future, Gretchen Bakke

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The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future
Title
The grid
Title remainder
the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen Bakke
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding halt. The grid is now under threat from a new source: renewable and variable energy, which puts stress on its logics as much as its components. In entertaining, perceptive, and deeply researched fashion, cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke uses the history of an increasingly outdated infrastructure to show how the United States has gone from seemingly infinite technological prowess to a land of structural instability. She brings humor and a bright eye to contemporary solutions and to the often surprising ways in which these succeed or fail. And the consequences of failure are significant. Our national electrical grid grew during an era when monopoly, centralization and standardization meant strength. Yet as we've increasingly become a nation that caters to local needs, and as a plethora of new, renewable energy sources comes on line, our massive system is dangerously out of step. Charting the history of our electrical grid, Bakke helps us see what we all take for granted, shows it as central to our culture and identity as a people, and reveals it to be the linchpin in our aspirations for a clean energy future"--
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Provided by publisher
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Bakke, Gretchen Anna
Dewey number
333.793/2
Index
index present
LC call number
TK1005
LC item number
.B27 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electric power systems
  • Electric power distribution
  • Clean energy
  • Electric power failures
  • Energy policy
  • The environment
  • Popular science
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE
  • Clean energy
  • Electric power distribution
  • Electric power failures
  • Electric power systems
  • Energy policy
  • United States
Label
The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future, Gretchen Bakke
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Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Way of the Wind -- How the Grind Got Its Wires -- The Consolidation of Power -- The Cardigan Path -- Things Fall Apart -- Two Birds, One Stone -- A Tale of Two Storms -- In Search of the Holy Grail -- American Zeitgeist
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620401248
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78515303-349F-4F46-9E5B-148ED47C0642
System control number
  • ocn954134529
  • (OCoLC)954134529
Label
The grid : the fraying wires between Americans and our energy future, Gretchen Bakke
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Way of the Wind -- How the Grind Got Its Wires -- The Consolidation of Power -- The Cardigan Path -- Things Fall Apart -- Two Birds, One Stone -- A Tale of Two Storms -- In Search of the Holy Grail -- American Zeitgeist
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620401248
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78515303-349F-4F46-9E5B-148ED47C0642
System control number
  • ocn954134529
  • (OCoLC)954134529

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