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Electric power in America

Robert J. McCaig

Electric power in America

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Electric power-plants -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Electric power plants.

    • About the Edition

      Traces the development of urban and rural electrical power systems in America from the first plant in New York to the nuclear plants of the future.

      Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 157-158.

      Statementby Robert McCaig.
      SeriesIndustries of America
      LC ClassificationsTK1193.U5 M3 1970
      The Physical Object
      Pagination160 p.
      Number of Pages160
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5074848M
      LC Control Number74092814

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