The Grid and the Village

The Grid and the Village

Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

eBook - 2001
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This book focuses on electric grids and tells the stories about two villages separated by time, connected by proximity, and united by the challenges of maintaining a community under duress. It provides a glimpse of what it took to build the kind of grids that made America, the grids which connect people to one another, and is told through the experiences of some of the people who sacrificed the most to build the grids.
"In January 1998 a massive ice storm descended on New York, New England, and eastern Canada. It crushed power grids from the Great Lakes to the North Atlantic, forcing thousands of people into public shelters and leaving millions of others in their homes without electricity. In this book Stephen Doheny Farina presents an insider's account of these events, describing the destruction of the electric network in his own village and the emergence of the face-to-face interactions that took its place."
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001
ISBN: 9781281722973
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages) : illustrations, map


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