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The sleek electronic tools that have become so ubiuitous laptops iPods eReaders and smart phones are all powered by lithium batteries Chances are you've got some lithium on your person right now But aside from powering a mobile twenty first century lifestyle 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 the wind and use them when we need them lithium a metal half as dense as water crea. Fletcher provides a good overview of the history of the battery the intellectual landscape around the technology and some useful I was there reporting on lithium mining I was hoping for science and economics and less tit for tat about the intellectual property games that went on behind the scenesThe most powerful piece of the book is the last few pages where Fletcher describes the successful roll outs of the Volt and Leaf Then he tries to bring it all back home by channeling Secty of Energy Chu as a country we have ceased to be the global industrial leader and have allowed the cleantech industries solar wind batteries basic energy research among others to be taken over by the Chinese We are not leaders we are consumers In Fletcher's words If another country leads that industrial revolution then all things being eual the result will still be good for the planet Americans will just be buying solar panels carbon capture technology and advanced batteries from overseasa failure to participate in what promises to be one of the greatest industries of the coming century The Test ubiuitous laptops iPods eReaders and smart phones are all powered by lithium batteries Chances are you've got some lithium on your person right now But aside from powering a mobile twenty first century lifestyle 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 The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me us harness the powers of the sun and the wind and Teacher Evaluation in Music: A Guide for Music Teachers in the Us use them when we need them lithium a metal half as dense as water crea. Fletcher provides a good overview of the history of the battery the intellectual landscape around the technology and some Reticence useful I was there reporting on lithium mining I was hoping for science and economics and less tit for tat about the intellectual property games that went on behind the scenesThe most powerful piece of the book is the last few pages where Fletcher describes the successful roll outs of the Volt and Leaf Then he tries to bring it all back home by channeling Secty of Energy Chu as a country we have ceased to be the global industrial leader and have allowed the cleantech industries solar wind batteries basic energy research among others to be taken over by the Chinese We are not leaders we are consumers In Fletcher's words If another country leads that industrial revolution then all things being eual the result will still be good for the planet Americans will just be buying solar panels carbon capture technology and advanced batteries from overseasa failure to participate in what promises to be one of the greatest industries of the coming century

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Ted in the first minutes after the Big Bang and found primarily in some of the most uninhabitable places on earth is the key to setting us on a path toward a low carbon energy future It's also shifting the geopolitical chessboard in profound waysIn Bottled Lightning 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 threa. This was an interesting book but I was hoping to read less about cars and about lithium The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me uninhabitable places on earth is the key to setting Teacher Evaluation in Music: A Guide for Music Teachers in the Us us on a path toward a low carbon energy future It's also shifting the geopolitical chessboard in profound waysIn Bottled Lightning the science reporter Seth Fletcher takes Reticence 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 Peloponnesian War ups introducing Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete us to the key players and ideas in an industry with the power to reshape the world Lithium is the threa. This was an interesting book but I was hoping to read less about cars and about lithium

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D that ties together many key stories of our time the environmental movement; the American auto industry staking its revival on the electrification of cars and trucks; the struggle between first world countries in need of natural resources and the impoverished countries where those resources are found; and the overwhelming popularity of the portable Internet connected gadgets that are changing the way we communicate With nearly limitless possibilities the promise of lithium offers new hope to a foundering American economy desperately searching for a green tech boom to revive i. I read this book back in High School Nearly 8 years later here I am remembering it I think the book initially caught my interest because of the documentary who killed the electric car The documentary was very eye opening as it shed light on how bureaucracy corporate interests and red tape can hold back human technological advancement Not to advocate for Ayn Rand both this book and the doc I mentioned go into detail into personal stories of real people all involved in the modern history of the electric car I must warn you some of this stuff is a bit out dated now I remember the book implored for the electric car to become the car of today instead of the car of tomorrow Crazy how in less than 10 years how much has changed Looking back it's uite encouraging to see the electric car as the little electric train that could It's overcome amazing odds The powers of big oil and big auto failed to kill it and are now betting all in for the futureThe book gives further instrumental details you may never realize you craved for From the Dodge Viper to the power vs energy problem to the tragedy of the EV1 to the battery dilemma; a logical history of the electric car up until 2011 is givenWhy read it now Well I couldn't give you a reason By all means its become part of the history it wrote But the story is still that of David vs Goliath Of a haphazardous dream over 100 years in the making It is an inspiring tale of an idea that just wouldn't die And it all really happenedIf you ever wish to follow up on the electric car a seuel documentary was released appropriately named 'The Revenge of the Electric Car' Looking back I'm still in awe of how much this book predicted or at the very least hoped for to come true