Carbon nation : fossil fuels in the making of American culture /

"A close look at our nation's conflicted love affair with fossil fuels (including coal, oil, and natural gas) and their pervasive impact on American life and culture. While carbon has literally fueled a relentless technological progress and provided the highest standard of living the world...

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Main Author: Johnson, Robert, 1967-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2014]
Series:Culture America.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Modernity's Basement
  • Part I: Divergence
  • A People of Prehistoric Carbon
  • Rocks and Bodies
  • Part II: Submergence
  • An Upthrust into Barbarism
  • The Dynamo-Mother
  • A Faint Whiff of Gasoline
  • Conclusion: A Return of the Repressed
  • Appendix: Energy and Power.