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Energy & Light in Nineteenth-Century Western New York: - Natural Gas, Petroleum & Electricity (Paperback) Loot Price: R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 You Save: R75 (20%)
Energy & Light in Nineteenth-Century Western New York: - Natural Gas, Petroleum & Electricity (Paperback): Douglas Wayne Houck
Energy & Light in Nineteenth-Century Western New York: - Natural Gas, Petroleum & Electricity (Paperback): Douglas Wayne Houck

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Energy & Light in Nineteenth-Century Western New York: - Natural Gas, Petroleum & Electricity (Paperback)

Douglas Wayne Houck

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When the Marquis de Lafayette came to Fredonia in 1825, he found the village illuminated by natural gas--the first such community in the world. While most Americans relied on candles for illumination, early settlers near Fredonia noticed bubbles that could be lighted rising from the bed of the Canadaway Creek and developed technology to collect enough to light the village. Another man, Dr. Francis Brewer, realized that the thick black substance could be converted to lamp oil, and it was suggested that if enough could be found, it could provide an inexpensive way to light the world. Join local author Douglas Houck as he tells the story of the first commercial developments of natural gas and petroleum products in the nineteenth century.

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Imprint: History Press (SC)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2014
First published: April 2014
Authors: Douglas Wayne Houck
Dimensions: 228 x 155 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-62619-300-0
Barcode: 9781626193000
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Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering > Fossil fuel technologies > Petroleum technology
LSN: 1-62619-300-2

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