Belly of the Beast, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by Belly of the Beast)
This book puts forth the unified field theory of resilience as it pulls together the threads/threats of climate change, peak oil, economic dislocation, and social isolation together to craft a humble response of broad community-driven visioning and action.
It's a trite phrase that you've heard before, but this book really did change my life. The Transition Handbook compelled me to start a Transition Initiative in a place that would perhaps be the last place you would expect it, and I was suprised to find a community of friends who amaze me every day with the depth of their knowledge and passion.
Read the book, then (or for the less sequentially-challenged: at the same time) look for a Transition Initiative in your community and if you don't find one start it up yourself.
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Michael O'Brien, September 26, 2008 (view all comments by Michael O'Brien)
After struggling with the challenge of how to put global warming and peak oil and gas into a positive framework, I was really excited to read Rob Hopkin's approach and the responses from the communities he has worked with. If you are seeking ideas on how your community can deal with fear and uncertainty, and turn those legitimate concerns into a course of acceptance, vision, and action, this book will be a useful guide.
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The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
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by Robert Eagan, Library Journal,
"Meant to be a guide and motivator, the handbook discusses how several U.K. towns are preparing for the twin threats of climate change and peak oil....It's a handsome book, thoughtfully designed, which may make its message a little more palatable to oil addicts on this side of the Atlantic."
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