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The Grid

The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

by Gretchen Bakke

Hardcover, 352 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $27 |

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A revelatory examination of America's national power grid traces how it developed while exposing its current vulnerabilities, making strategic recommendations for how it can be improved to meet the challenges of instability, security and sustainability.

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