Friday, July 13, 2012

Must Read Energy Books, Redux

Last summer, I commented on Alexis Madrigal's list of "13 Energy Books You Need to Read."  Madrigal's list is insightful and interesting, and stands up to the (short) test of time.  It's still quite pertinent.

Over the last year, however, I've come upon a number of other energy books that also are worth diving into.  Some are old; some are new.  Given that there is still time in the summer to tackle some of these, I thought it might be worth adding to last year's list.

In no particular order:

  1. Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy by Alfred W. Crosby

  2. Pyramids of Power: The Story of Roosevelt, Inusll and the Utility Wars by M.L. Ramsay

  3. From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity by Richard Munson

  4. The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World by Jeremy Rifkin

  5. Energy for Sustainability: Technology, Planning, Policy by John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters

  6. The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin

  7. Ending Dirty Energy Policy: Prelude to Climate Change by Joseph P. Tomain

Do you have more to add?

-Lincoln Davies

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Great timing for me; I reserved from Edison to Enron at the library. Thanks!

Posted by: Fed Attorney | Jul 15, 2012 7:33:37 AM

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