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The Party S Over

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : 9781550923346
Genre : History
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An updated edition of this bestselling book on the end of oil -- and its consequences.

The Party S Over

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114236727
Genre : History
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An updated edition of this bestselling book on the end of oil -- and its consequences.

The Party S Over

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : 1905570007
Genre : Petroleum industry and trade
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The world is about to run out of cheap oil, and this updated bestseller predicts the implications of this era, with recommendations for personal, community, national, and global actions.

Powerdown

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : 9781550923377
Genre : History
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A stark look at prospects for a truly sustainable culture as the industrial era winds down

Our Renewable Future

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : 9781610917797
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Over the next few decades, we will see a profound energy transformation as society shifts from fossil fuels to renewable resources like solar, wind, biomass. But what might a one hundred percent renewable future actually look like, and what obstacles will we face in this transition? Authors explore the practical challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy."--Page 4 of cover.

Out Of Gas

Author : David L. Goodstein
ISBN : 0393326470
Genre : Nature
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The author looks at the specifics of oil reserves and the petroleum industry and speculates on what will happen when the well runs dry.

The End Of Growth

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : 9781550924831
Genre : Business & Economics
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Economics has failed us . . . but there is life after growth!

The Revenge Of Gaia

Author : James Lovelock
ISBN : 9780465008667
Genre : Science
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The key insight of Gaia Theory is that the entire Earth functions as a single living super-organism. But according to James Lovelock, the theory's originator, that organism is now sick. It is running a fever born of increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. Earth will adjust to these stresses, but the human race faces a severe test. It is already too late, Lovelock says, to prevent the global climate from “flipping” into an entirely new equilibrium that will threaten civilization as we know it. But we can do much to save humanity. In the tradition of Silent Spring, this is a call to address a major threat to our collective future.

Peak Everything

Author : Richard Heinberg
ISBN : 9780865716452
Genre : Political Science
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Transitioning gracefully from the Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty.

War Before Civilization

Author : Lawrence H. Keeley
ISBN : 0199761531
Genre : Social Science
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The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized game, where casualties were limited and the effects of aggression relatively mild. Lawrence Keeley's groundbreaking War Before Civilization offers a devastating rebuttal to such comfortable myths and debunks the notion that warfare was introduced to primitive societies through contact with civilization (an idea he denounces as "the pacification of the past"). Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from modern European states to the Plains Indians of North America, War Before Civilization convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. To support this point, Keeley provides a wide-ranging look at warfare and brutality in the prehistoric world. He reveals, for instance, that prehistorical tactics favoring raids and ambushes, as opposed to formal battles, often yielded a high death-rate; that adult males falling into the hands of their enemies were almost universally killed; and that surprise raids seldom spared even women and children. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). In addition, Keeley surveys the prevalence of looting, destruction, and trophy-taking in all kinds of warfare and again finds little moral distinction between ancient warriors and civilized armies. Finally, and perhaps most controversially, he examines the evidence of cannibalism among some preliterate peoples. Keeley is a seasoned writer and his book is packed with vivid, eye-opening details (for instance, that the homicide rate of prehistoric Illinois villagers may have exceeded that of the modern United States by some 70 times). But he also goes beyond grisly facts to address the larger moral and philosophical issues raised by his work. What are the causes of war? Are human beings inherently violent? How can we ensure peace in our own time? Challenging some of our most dearly held beliefs, Keeley's conclusions are bound to stir controversy.

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