Peak Everything : Waking up to the Century of Declines

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2010-10-12
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Transitioning gracefully from the Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty.

Author Biography

Richard Heinberg is the author of nine books including Blackout, The Party's Over, and the award-winning The Oil Depletion Protocol. Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute in California, Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewardp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introduction: Peak Everythingp. 1
On Technology, Agriculture, and the Arts
Tools with a Life of Their Ownp. 31
Fifty Million Farmersp. 47
(post-) Hydrocarbon Aestheticsp. 67
On Nature's Limits and the Human Condition
Five Axioms of Sustainabilityp. 85
Parrots and Peoplesp. 97
Population, Resources, and Human Idealismp. 113
The End Of One era, The Beginning of Another
The Psychology of Peak Oil and Climate Changep. 127
Bridging Peak Oil and Climate Change Activismp. 141
Boomers' Last Chance?p. 159
A Letter From the Futurep. 173
Talking Ourselves to Extinctionp. 185
Resources for Actionp. 199
Notesp. 201
Indexp. 207
About the Authorp. 213
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A Timely and Important Book August 13, 2011
I like this collection of essays, easy to read, very inspiring, and yet not so pessimistically stuck in the Collapse Szenarios like in some of his previous books. Recommended reading from an important author in this field, covering an interesting diversity if topics related to peak oil/ energy descent....
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