From Surplus to Substitution: Energy in Texas

by J. HERSCHEL BARNHILL
1st ed., April 1983, 45 pages, $10.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-118-0

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This book is a survey of energy sources used and produced in Texas from the Gilded Age to the modern era. The treatment provided is indeed unique among Texas History texts. The story of the modern energy age in Texas began in the area last settled—the plains of west Texas. Because of its lien nature, this required settlers to adoapt or fail. On those plains, becasue of the scarcity of traditional sources, Texans first experimented with new energy sources. Each chapter of this book guides us through the history of energy in Texas.

CONTENTS

  • Chapter 1: WIND

  • Chapter 2: WOOD

  • Chapter 3: COAL

  • Chapter 4: OIL

  • Chapter 5: NATURAL GAS

  • Chapter 6: NUCLEAR ENERGY

  • Chapter 7: LIGNITE

  • Chapter 8: ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES

  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    J. Hershel Barnhill is the Video Archivist for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.