Routes of Power

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Harvard University Press, Apr 7, 2014 - History - 320 pages
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.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
Coals Liquid Pathways
The Anthracite Energy Transition
Pennsylvanias Petroleum Boom
Pipelines
Taming the Susquehanna River
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