Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy by Amanda Little

Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy

byAmanda Little

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After covering the environment and energy beat for more than a decade, columnist Amanda Little decided that the only way to fully understand America’s energy crisis was to travel into the heart of it. So she embarked on a daring, cross-country power trip to the most extreme and exciting frontiers of our energy landscape.

In Power Trip, we accompany her to a deep-sea oil rig, the cornfields of Kansas, the catacombs of the Pentagon, the Talladega Superspeedway, and inside New York City’s electrical grid. We visit laboratories creating the innovations that will carry us into a clean-energy future. Little also travels back through history to investigate how America developed its unrivaled appetite for fossil fuels. In vivid, fast-paced prose, she illustrates how the same American ingenuity that got us into this mess can get us out of it too.

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Amanda Little’s award-winning columns on green politics and innovation have appeared in Grist.org, Salon.com, andOutsidemagazine. Her articles have been published in theNew York Times Magazine,Vanity Fair,Rolling Stone,Wired,O,The Oprah Magazine, and theWashington Post. She lives with her husband and daughter in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Title:Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with EnergyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.77 inPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061353264

ISBN - 13:9780061353260

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“Combine the historical intrigue of Jared Diamond, the journalistic flare of Tom Wolfe, and the passionate advocacy of Rachel Carson-and you get Power Trip. Amanda Little’s multifaceted approach makes this the one book about our energy past and future that everyone should read and all will enjoy.”