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The Resource Bottled lightning : superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy, Seth Fletcher

Bottled lightning : superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy, Seth Fletcher

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Bottled lightning : superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy
Title
Bottled lightning
Title remainder
superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy
Statement of responsibility
Seth Fletcher
Title variation
Superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy
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Language
eng
Summary
Those electronic tools that are now so ubiquitous--our laptop, iPod, and cell phone--are all powered by lithium batteries; and science reporter Seth Fletcher describes how the third element of the periodic table may also hold the key to an environmentally sustainable, oil-independent future. From electric cars to a "smart" power grid that can store electricity, letting us harness the powers of the sun and wind and use them when we need them, lithium--metal found only in some of the most uninhabitable places on Earth--is setting us on a path toward a carbon-free future. It's also shifting the geopolitical chessboard in profound ways. Fletcher takes us on a journey from the salt flats of Bolivia to the labs of MIT and Stanford, from the turmoil at GM to cutting-edge lithium-ion battery start-ups, introducing us to the key players and ideas in an industry with the power to reshape the world. This is an exploration of the rise of lithium batteries and the implications of the new energy economy
Summary
Shares strategies for meeting the near-future world's energy needs, citing the prevalence of lithium in everyday technologies while explaining the metal's potential role in reducing oil dependency, shifting geopolitical power, and enabling sustainability
Writing style
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394683
Cataloging source
DLC
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1979-
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Fletcher, Seth
Dewey number
621.31/2423
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lithium cells
  • Lithium industry
  • Electronic industries
Target audience
adult
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superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy
Label
Bottled lightning : superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy, Seth Fletcher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-240) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prospectors
  • Lithium triangle
  • Goal
  • Appendix: global lithium reserves and identified resources
  • The electricians
  • False start
  • Wireless revolution
  • Reviving the electric car
  • Blank spot at the heart of the car
  • Lithium wars
  • Brink
  • Stimulus
Control code
19059019
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780809030538
Lccn
2010047695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bottled lightning : superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy, Seth Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prospectors
  • Lithium triangle
  • Goal
  • Appendix: global lithium reserves and identified resources
  • The electricians
  • False start
  • Wireless revolution
  • Reviving the electric car
  • Blank spot at the heart of the car
  • Lithium wars
  • Brink
  • Stimulus
Control code
19059019
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780809030538
Lccn
2010047695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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