The Electric City

The Electric City

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No symbol of progress in our century is more galvanizing than electricity electric power and the technology it has spawned. The "invisible world" of electric energy that was emerging at the turn of the century is one we take for granted, but its influence on the growth and quality of city life was, and remains, profound. Using Chicago as a test case, Harold L. Platt investigates the emergence of an urban-based, energy-intensive society over the course of half a century in this first book-length history of energy use in the city.
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  • Hardback | 423 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 33.02mm | 850g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 53 halftones, 18 line drawings, 8 maps, 34 tables
  • 0226670759
  • 9780226670751

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Using Chicago as a test case, Harold L. Platt investigates the emergence of an urban-based, energy-intensive society over the course of half a century in this book-length history of energy use in the city.
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About Harold L. Platt

Harold L. Platt is professor of history at Loyola University of Chicago.
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