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About Amanda Little
Amanda Little is a journalist writing about the environment and innovation. She is a professor of investigative journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University, and has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds.
She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World (Random House: Crown/Harmony), which explores ...
Ms. Little spent two days in Bowdoin College. The highlight of her visit was a public lecture on emerging trends in the environmental movement. We have a number of speakers and visitors at Bowdoin, and her time here was one of the year's highlights.
Anthony Walton - Bowdoin College
Amanda Little takes a crucial and complicated issue and weaves a fast, fun, gripping story. She represents the best of a new young perspective, a new voice of green.
Lively, engaging, thought-provoking, Power Trip takes us on a journey through the world of energy, from its colorful past to its high-tech future. Little answers questions that perplex many--and identifies key questions that only the future will answer.
Daniel Yergin - Pulitizer Prize-winning author of The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
Energy is the most important story in the world bar none and no one has ever told it with more verve than Amanda Little. If you want to know how the world works and why it may not work much longer, this is the book you need.
Charming, fun, and deeply informed, Power Trip is a great way to get a handle on our energy and environmental future. Little talks to the key players across America, digs into the reasons we have so many problems, and finds hope for a better world ahead.
Congressman Jim Cooper, Nashville, TN
Combine the historical intrigue of Jared Diamond, the journalistic flare of Tom Wolfe, and the passionate advocacy of Rachel Carson--and you get Power Trip. Amanda's approach makes this the one book about our energy everyone should read and will enjoy.