The Resource When the lights went out : a history of blackouts in America, David E. Nye

When the lights went out : a history of blackouts in America, David E. Nye

Label
When the lights went out : a history of blackouts in America
Title
When the lights went out
Title remainder
a history of blackouts in America
Statement of responsibility
David E. Nye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at America's development of its electrical grid, which made large-scale power failures possible; military blackouts before and during World War II; New York City s contrasting 1965 and 1977 blackout experiences, the first characterized by cooperation, the second by looting and disorder; the growth in consumer demand that led to rolling blackouts made worse by energy traders' market manipulations; blackouts caused by terrorist attacks and sabotage; and, finally, the greenout, exemplified by the new tradition of Earth Hour, a voluntary reduction organized by environmental organizations. Blackouts are breaks in the flow of social time that reveal much about the trajectory of American history. Each time one occurs, Americans confront their essential condition, not as isolated individuals, but as a community that increasingly binds itself together with electrical wires and signals. From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nye, David E.
Dewey number
333.793/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9685.U5
LC item number
N944 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electric power failures
  • Electrification
  • Electrification
  • Elektrizitätswirtschaft
  • Störfall
Label
When the lights went out : a history of blackouts in America, David E. Nye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) 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
Grid -- War -- Accident -- Crisis -- Rolling blackouts -- Terror -- Greenout?
Control code
ocn419263737
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780262013741
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)419263737
Label
When the lights went out : a history of blackouts in America, David E. Nye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-283) 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
Grid -- War -- Accident -- Crisis -- Rolling blackouts -- Terror -- Greenout?
Control code
ocn419263737
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780262013741
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)419263737

Library Locations

  • Albina LibraryBorrow it
    3605 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.549039 -122.650525
  • Belmont LibraryBorrow it
    1038 SE César E. Chávez Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97214, US
    45.515217 -122.622669
  • Capitol Hill LibraryBorrow it
    10723 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR, 97219, US
    45.448003 -122.725422
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, US
    45.519098 -122.682899
  • Fairview-Columbia LibraryBorrow it
    1520 NE Village Street, Fairview, OR, 97024, US
    45.532283 -122.439336
  • Gregory Heights LibraryBorrow it
    7921 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97213, US
    45.551662 -122.581264
  • Gresham LibraryBorrow it
    385 NW Miller Avenue, Gresham, OR, 97030, US
    45.500070 -122.433041
  • Hillsdale LibraryBorrow it
    1525 SW Sunset Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97239, US
    45.479852 -122.694013
  • Holgate LibraryBorrow it
    7905 SE Holgate Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97206, US
    45.490548 -122.582218
  • Hollywood LibraryBorrow it
    4040 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.537544 -122.621237
  • Isom BuildingBorrow it
    205 NE Russell Street , Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.541222 -122.663268
  • Kenton LibraryBorrow it
    8226 N Denver Avenue, Portland, OR, 97217, US
    45.582857 -122.686379
  • Midland LibraryBorrow it
    805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97233, US
    45.516683 -122.538488
  • North Portland LibraryBorrow it
    512 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR, 97217, US
    45.562454 -122.671507
  • Northwest LibraryBorrow it
    2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR, 97210, US
    45.535316 -122.699254
  • Rockwood LibraryBorrow it
    17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97233, US
    45.519541 -122.479013
  • Sellwood-Moreland LibraryBorrow it
    7860 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, US
    45.467703 -122.652639
  • St. Johns LibraryBorrow it
    7510 N Charleston Avenue, Portland, OR, 97203, US
    45.590046 -122.751043
  • The Title Wave Used BookstoreBorrow it
    216 NE Knott Street, Portland, OR, 97212, US
    45.541647 -122.663075
  • Troutdale LibraryBorrow it
    2451 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, OR, 97060, US
    45.529595 -122.409662
  • Woodstock LibraryBorrow it
    6008 SE 49th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97206, US
    45.478961 -122.612079
Processing Feedback ...