9781610397490-1610397495-A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

ISBN-13: 9781610397490
ISBN-10: 1610397495
Edition: 1
Author: Bryce, Robert
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781610397490
ISBN-10: 1610397495
Edition: 1
Author: Bryce, Robert
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bryce, Robert wrote A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1610397495 and 9781610397490. Since then A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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Historically, it was guns, germs, and steel that determined the fates of people and nations. Now, more than ever, it is electricity.Global demand for power is doubling every two decades, but electricity remains one of the most difficult forms of energy to supply and do so reliably. Today, some three billion people live in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what's used by an average American refrigerator. How we close the colossal gap between the electricity rich and the electricity poor will determine our success in addressing issues like women's rights, inequality, and climate change.
In A Question of Power, veteran journalist Robert Bryce tells the human story of electricity, the world's most important form of energy. Through onsite reporting from India, Iceland, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, New York, and Colorado, he shows how our cities, our money--our very lives--depend on reliable flows of electricity. He highlights the factors needed for successful electrification and explains why so many people are still stuck in the dark.
With vivid writing and incisive analysis, he powerfully debunks the notion that our energy needs can be met solely with renewables and demonstrates why--if we are serious about addressing climate change--nuclear energy must play a much bigger role.
Electricity has fueled a new epoch in the history of civilization. A Question of Power explains how that happened and what it means for our future.
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