Coverart for item
The Resource Simply electrifying : the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk, Craig R. Roach

Simply electrifying : the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk, Craig R. Roach

Label
Simply electrifying : the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
Title
Simply electrifying
Title remainder
the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
Statement of responsibility
Craig R. Roach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Electricity is at the core of all modern life. Despite this, the full story of this revolutionary force has remained untold--until now. Simply Electrifying offers the comprehensive story of one of mankind's most important journeys: from a time when only a few could even imagine a world with electricity to today when, for most of us, a world without electricity would be unimaginable. Since the birth of the modern science of electricity 265 years ago, mankind has built an impressive structure of produce, deliver, and use electricity, thanks to a combination of pioneering science, innovative technology, shrewd business strategy, and pervasive economic and environmental regulation. Simply Electrifying brings to life the stories of the people that made it all possible--from early pathfinders like Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, and Albert Einstein to innovators such as Samuel Morse, Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nikola Tesla. Later on, business strategists and economic and environmental regulation driven by many, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, and even President Barack Obama, have shaped how we use and understand electricity in crucial ways. Today, Elon Musk and others are on the verge of again changing the way we think about and interact with it. Simply Electrifying is painstakingly researched and beautifully written, showing us how both profit-makers and policy-makers must use a wide-angle lens to truly understand the past and anticipate the future."--Jacket
Summary
Looks at the stories of the researchers, innovators, businesspeople, and regulators who shaped how electricity was understood and used, from early researchers like Benjamin Franklin to contemporary innovators like Elon Musk
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574248
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Craig
Dewey number
621.309
Index
index present
LC call number
QC527
LC item number
.R63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electricity
  • Electrical engineering
  • Inventors
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electricity
  • Inventors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
Label
Simply electrifying : the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk, Craig R. Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Just imagine -- Part one: The age of Franklin : a time of awe and discovery. Benjamin Franklin's kite ; James Watt's steam engine ; Faraday's faith (and Maxwell's equations) -- Part two: The age of Edison : let there be light (and power). Samuel Morse's telegraph ; Thomas Edison's light ; George Westinghouse's and Nikola Tesla's alternative ; Samuel Insull's Electric City, Chicago -- Part three: The age of big : big government, big power plants. FDR's New Deal (for electricity) ; Herbert Hoover's dam ; David Lilienthal's Tennessee Valley Authority ; King Coal's reign ; Albert Einstein's equation (E=mc2) -- Part four: The age of harm : crisis, change, and scandal. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace (and war) ; Rachel Carson's Silent Spring ; California's electricity crisis (and Enron's greed) ; Competition's steady rise -- Part five: The age of uncompromising belief. President Obama's Clean Power Plan ; George Mitchell's shale gas revolution ; Elon Musk's vision (and history's lessons) -- Epilogue: Just imagine
Control code
ocn959537165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781944648268
Lccn
2017004508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959537165
Label
Simply electrifying : the technology that transformed the world, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk, Craig R. Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Just imagine -- Part one: The age of Franklin : a time of awe and discovery. Benjamin Franklin's kite ; James Watt's steam engine ; Faraday's faith (and Maxwell's equations) -- Part two: The age of Edison : let there be light (and power). Samuel Morse's telegraph ; Thomas Edison's light ; George Westinghouse's and Nikola Tesla's alternative ; Samuel Insull's Electric City, Chicago -- Part three: The age of big : big government, big power plants. FDR's New Deal (for electricity) ; Herbert Hoover's dam ; David Lilienthal's Tennessee Valley Authority ; King Coal's reign ; Albert Einstein's equation (E=mc2) -- Part four: The age of harm : crisis, change, and scandal. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace (and war) ; Rachel Carson's Silent Spring ; California's electricity crisis (and Enron's greed) ; Competition's steady rise -- Part five: The age of uncompromising belief. President Obama's Clean Power Plan ; George Mitchell's shale gas revolution ; Elon Musk's vision (and history's lessons) -- Epilogue: Just imagine
Control code
ocn959537165
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781944648268
Lccn
2017004508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959537165

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
    • Milwood BranchBorrow it
      12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX, 78727, US
      30.4223444 -97.7161692
    • Pleasant Hill Branch Borrow it
      211 E. William Cannon Blvd., Austin, TX, 78745, US
      30.1922461 -97.7771661
    • Willie Mae Kirk Branch Borrow it
      3101 Oak Springs Dr., Austin, TX, 78723, US
      30.2729762 -97.699748
Processing Feedback ...