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The post carbon reader : managing the 21st century's sustainability crises

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HC79.E5 P67 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HC79.E5 P67 2010
 
 
Summary
This diverse collection by best-selling authors, renowned scientists, and experienced activists is an engaging and practical book that will be of interest to the lay reader as well as university students in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

The expert contributors to The Post Carbon Reader were asked to unflinchingly describe the deep and interconnected sustainability crises confronting humanity in the 21st century--and then give readers concrete steps for addressing those crises.

This unprecedented collection of writings (34 essays, 4 previously published) is an honest, informed and engaging exploration of the most challenging issues of our time. It includes chapters by best-selling authors like climate activist Bill McKibben, renowned scholars like "ecological footprint" co-founder William Rees, and up-and-coming experts like urban food systems pioneer Erika Allen. Lead editor Richard Heinberg is the world's leading author of mass-market books on fossil fuel dependence and depletion. Heinberg says, "We've run out of time, natural resources and capital, so this is our only chance to get things right."
Contents
Beyond the limits to growth / Richard Heinberg
What is sustainability? / Richard Heinberg
Thinking "resilience" / William E. Rees
A new world / Bill McKibben
The international response to climate change / Richard Douthwaite
The ecological deficit : creating a new political framework / David Orr
Water : adapting to a new normal / Sandra Postel
Peak nature? / Stephanie Mills
Getting fossil fuels off the plate / Michael Bomford
Tackling the oldest environmental problem : agriculture and its impact on soil / Wes Jackson
Growing community food systems / Erika Allen
Population : the multiplier of everything else / William N. Ryerson
Dangerously addictive : why we are biologically ill-suited to the riches of modern America / Peter C. Whybrow
Remapping relationships : humans in nature / Gloria Flora
The human nature of unsustainability / William E. Rees
Making sense of peak oil and energy uncertainty / Daniel Lerch
Hydrocarbons in North America / J. David Hughes
Nine challenges of alternative energy / David Fridley
Peak oil and the great recession / Tom Whipple
Ecological economics / Joshua Farley
Money and energy / Richard Douthwaite
The competitiveness of local living economies / Michael H. Shuman
The death of sprawl : designing urban resilience for the twenty-first-century resource and climate crises / Warren Karlenzig
Smart decline in post-carbon cities : the Buffalo Commons meets Buffalo, New York / Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper
Toward zero-carbon buildings / Hillary Brown
Local government in a time of peak oil and climate change / John Kaufmann
Transportation in the post-carbon world / Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl
Climate change, peak oil, and the end of waste / Bill Sheehan and Helen Spiegelman
Human health and well-being in an era of energy scarcity and climate change / Cindy L. Parker and Brian S. Schwartz
Smart by nature : schooling for sustainability / Michael K. Stone and Zenobia Barlow
Community colleges : a vital resource for education in the post-carbon era / Nancy Lee Wood
Personal preparation / Chris Martenson
What can communities do? / Rob Hopkins
What now? : the path forward begins with one step / Asher Miller.

Additional Information
Series Contemporary issues series (Watershed Media)
Subjects Energy policy -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Economic development -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Human ecology.
Environmental economics.
Environmental protection.
Environmental degradation.
Hubbert peak theory.
Environmental justice.
Energy development.
Renewable energy sources.
Publisher Healdsburg, Calif. : Santa Rosa, Calif. : Berkeley, Calif. :Watershed Media ;2010
Post Carbon Institute ;
Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Contributors Heinberg, Richard.
Lerch, Daniel.
Language English
Description xxiii, 523 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780970950062 (pbk.)
0970950063 (pbk.)
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