THE MIRACLE OF POWER AND LIGHT by Capt. Burr W. Leyson

THE MIRACLE OF POWER AND LIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A methodical, step-by-step account of big city power distribution as it is accomplished in New York by the Consolidated Edison Company forms a reliable if dry introductory survey for interested readers. Topics covered include first, the immense job of servicing a huge city. Breaking this down there is the generating plant outside the city; the plant's control system; distribution grids and transformers; currents and how generators produce energy; gas; emergency crews; electricity and safety at home; how a meter works; and rural distribution. A last chapter presents vocational opportunities.

Pub Date: June 30th, 1955
Publisher: Dutton