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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
by Timothy Mitchell
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Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental politics,... (read more)

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
by Daniel Yergin
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Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by andlt;iandgt;Business Week andlt;/iandgt;and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yerginand#8217;s Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been... (read more)

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The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
by Michael T Klare
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"As Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book."---Bill McKibben,... (read more)

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From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel
From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel
by Joshua Tickell
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As pollution envelops the world's cities, temperatures on planet Earth rise, and once rich oil fields run dry, researchers scramble to find solutions to the impending transportation crisis. But the fuel of the future may be hidden in places nobody... (read more)

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Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives
Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives
by Edwin Black
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Internal Combustion is the compelling tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the United States and the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, that was never necessary, and that could be ended not in ten years, not in five... (read more)

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Energy, Environment, and Climate
Energy, Environment, and Climate
by Richard Wolfson
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Energy, Environment, and Climate is structured on the premise that climate change is the dominant energy-related environmental issue of the twenty-first century. Traditional concerns like pollution and conservation of energy resources are covered with... (read more)

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Exploring Sustainable Biodiesel
Exploring Sustainable Biodiesel
by Amy Townsend
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As a fuel, biodiesel is attractive for many reasons. It can be made using a variety of local resources on a small scale. Biodiesel supports local farms and economies and plays a part in community building. It may be made using renewable resources, making... (read more)

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Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
by James Howard Kunstler
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James Howard Kunstlers critically acclaimed and best-selling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover. Kunstlers shocking vision of our post-oil future caught the attention... (read more)

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
by William Kamkwamba
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William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small... (read more)

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Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
by James Howard Kunstler
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In Too Much Magic, which builds on Kunstler's critically acclaimed New York Times best seller, The Long Emergency, Kunstler shows us that in a postfinancial-crisis world, his shocking vision of our post-oil future is more relevant than ever. He... (read more)

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Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still
Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still
by Vincent R Gingery
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An intelligent person knows that hoarding gasoline is not a solution to fuel shortages. An intelligent person finds alternative solutions, and this machine is just such a solution. Instead of trying to stockpile gasoline, you can make your own... (read more)

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Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy
Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy
by John Perlin
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Even as concern over climate change and energy security fuel a boom in solar technology, many still think of solar as a twentieth-century wonder. Few realize that the first photovoltaic array appeared on a New York City rooftop in 1884, or that brilliant... (read more)

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The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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James Howard Kunstler's The Long Emergency was an underground hit, going into nine printings of the hardcover edition. His shocking vision for our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders and was the subject of much... (read more)

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Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy
Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy
by Gwyneth Cravens
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In this eye-opening work that is certain to spark debate and influence policy decisions that will affect generations to come, Cravens examines both sides of the controversial debate over nuclear energy, and seeks answers from a host of experts in... (read more)

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Viable Energy Now: When Energy, Economics, and Politics Converge
Viable Energy Now: When Energy, Economics, and Politics Converge
by Jacek Popiel
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Alternative energy is the current favorite buzzword among politicians and others, but we don't have a supportable and sustainable infrastructure to support it. Our political and economic systems are also too much in turmoil to be able to handle the... (read more)

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Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
by Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks
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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited America's Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. The nation that built... (read more)

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Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon
Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon
by John Wills
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One of the most controversial atomic projects of the US nuclear industry during the 1960s and 1970s was the construction of a nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon, a relatively unsettled and biologically rich part of the central California coast... (read more)

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Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis
Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis
by Richard Heinberg
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"Blackout is an important and timely book. In the form of this compact volume, one of the best and most productive peak oil authors working today has turned his customary scholarhsip, wisdom, wit and writing prowess to some of the most ciritical issues... (read more)

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Energy Independence: Your Everyday Guide to Reducing Fuel Consumption
Energy Independence: Your Everyday Guide to Reducing Fuel Consumption
by Christine Woodside
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Fossil fuels—oil, coal, and natural gas—make up 90 percent of the worlds energy sources. They provoke wars, make us ill, and endanger the planet. Theyre running out—and, in case you havent noticed, they cost a lot these days. Have you ever... (read more)

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The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters
The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters
by Gregory Zuckerman
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Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters — who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American... (read more)

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