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001    ocn676728720 
003    OCoLC 
005    20141231183108.0 
008    101126s2011    nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010    2010047695 
020    9780809030538 (hardback) 
020    0809030535 (hardback) 
035    (OCoLC)676728720 
040    DLC|cDLC|dYDX|dBTCTA|dYDXCP|dIH7|dUtOrBLW|erda 
042    pcc 
082 00 621.31/2423|222 
092    621.312423|bFLE 
100 1  Fletcher, Seth,|d1979- 
245 10 Bottled lightning :|bsuperbatteries, electric cars, and 
       the new lithium economy /|cSeth Fletcher. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bHill and Wang,|c2011. 
300    260 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    "Did you know that the tools that have become absolutely 
       integral to your life--our laptop, iPod, and cell phone--
       are all powered by lithium batteries? Chances are you've 
       got some lithium on your person right now. The third 
       element on 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 actually 
       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--setting us on a path toward a carbon-free 
       future. It's also shifting the geopolitical chessboard in 
       profound ways. In this illuminating, entertaining, and 
       timely book, the science reporter Seth Fletcher takes us 
       on a fascinating 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. Lithium is the thread that ties 
       together many key stories of our time: the environmental 
       movement; the American auto industry, betting it all on 
       the electrification of cars and trucks; the struggle 
       between first-world countries in need of natural resources
       and the countries where those resources are found; and, 
       finally, a foundering American economy, desperately 
       searching for a green-tech boom to revive it"--Provided by
       publisher. 
520    "An exploration of the rise of lithium batteries and the 
       impications of the new energy economy"--Provided by 
       publisher. 
650  0 Lithium cells. 
650  0 Lithium industry. 
650  0 Electronic industries. 
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