by Suzanne G., February 11, 2010 12:08 PM
Most books about Earth's dwindling natural resources leave me too discouraged to read beyond the jacket blurb. Not this one! Twenty Dollars Per Gallon is a refreshingly positive take on the effect that peak oil will have on civilization. It does lean toward the exuberantly optimistic, but what good is negativity (however realistic) if its hopelessness inspires fatalism instead of action? Instead, Steiner points out what we have to look forward to and discusses how we can start preparing now.