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eBook The Energy Reader ePub

by George Wuerthner,Richard Heinberg,Tom Butler

  • ISBN: 0970950098
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: George Wuerthner,Richard Heinberg,Tom Butler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Watershed Media (October 16, 2012)
  • Pages: 310
  • ePub book: 1969 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1663 kb
  • Other: mbr lit doc docx
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 521

Description

Tom Butler is an activist and writer whose books include Plundering Appalachia and Wildlands Philanthropy. George Wuerthner is a photographer and author who has published more than 30 books on America’s wild places.

Tom Butler is an activist and writer whose books include Plundering Appalachia and Wildlands Philanthropy. Richard Heinberg is a leading thinker on peak oil and the author of many books, including The Party’s Over, Powerdown, and The End of Growth.

The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for . Contributors include Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Richard Heinberg, Philip Cafaro, Wendell Berry, Juan Pablo Orrego.

The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy-including supposedly clean renewable sources.

About Richard Heinberg. Tom Butler is an activist and writer whose books include Plundering Appalachia and Wildlands Philanthropy. George Wuerthner is a photographer and author who has published more than 30 books on America's wild places. Richard Heinberg is a leading thinker on peak oil and the author of many books, including The Party's Over, Powerdown, and The End of Growth.

Contributors include Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry, Sandra Steingraber, Wes Jackson, Richard Heinberg, Sandra Lubarsky, Lester Brown, Amory Lovins, Rachel Smolker, James Hansen and James Woolsey. Collectively, they offer a wake-up call about the future of energy and what each of us can do to change course.

Richard Heinberg (Introduction). The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy-including supposedly "clean" renewable sources.

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With essays by Winona LaDuke, Vandana Shiva, and others.

Introduction by Richard Heinberg. Praise for ENERGY and The ENERGY Reader. A wonderfully written book rich with information and probing perspectives!

Introduction by Richard Heinberg. A great resource, a wonderful collection. Eric Zencey, Fellow, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. A wonderfully written book rich with information and probing perspectives! - Daniel Fernandez, Faculty, Science and Environmental Policy, California State University – Monterey Bay. I found the material excellent.

The Energy Reader takes an unflinching look at the environmental devastation created by our thirst for energy—including supposedly “clean” renewable sources. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants, virtually every region of the globe is now experiencing the consequences of out-of-control energy development. Essentially no place is sacred, no landscape safe from the relentless search for energy resources to continue powering a culture based on perpetual growth. Precious wildlands, fragile ecosystems, even our own communities and children’s health are at risk.Featuring essays by more than thirty of the most brilliant minds in the fields of energy, society, and ecology, The Energy Reader lifts the veil on the harsh realities of our pursuit of energy at any price, revealing the true costs, benefits, and limitations of all our energy options. Contributors include Wes Jackson, Bill McKibben, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Richard Heinberg, Philip Cafaro, Wendell Berry, Juan Pablo Orrego. Collectively, they offer a wake-up call about the future of energy and what each of us can do to change course.Ultimately, the book offers not only a deep critique of the current system that is toxic to nature and people, but also a hopeful vision for a future energy economy—in which resilience, health, beauty, biodiversity, and durability, not incessant growth, are the organizing principles.

Comments

Walianirv Walianirv
Received timely and brand new, as advertised! Great book for the class I'm taking, although the book seems to have a definite spin to it's essays and writings. However... a good spin may be needed to counteract the crazy anti-environment, pro-big-business spin coming out of the current autocracy in Washington DC.
Gashakar Gashakar
There can be no more important issue than the rapid overheating of our planet with its inevitable droughts, loss of arable land, acidification of the oceans, and massive reduction of land suitable for human agriculture. This book is an important contribution to solving this urgent challenge to human survival, which includes the need to restructure our economic model away from growth and into localized sustainability.
Reddefender Reddefender
Excellent!
Gholbithris Gholbithris
The authors of this book are quite extreme in their theories on climate and the environment. If you're a green extremist, you'll like it. For those of us who look for a middle ground approach, watch out.
IWAS IWAS
Lots of areas covered - very thorough from that standpoint. Some of the articles are a little preachy, but on the whole it was an informative read.
Kison Kison
5 stars because it gives you the important issues through succinct
essays that paint the real picture of our energy dilemma.
Gathris Gathris
Very nice read!