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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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The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone
The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone
by Seamus Mcgraw
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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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Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity
by Thomas B Johansson
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Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific... (read more)

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Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
by James Mahaffey
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The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear... (read more)

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Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
by Robert B Laughlin
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In Powering the Future, Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin transports us two centuries into the future, when we’ve ceased to use carbon from the ground—either because humans have banned carbon burning or because fuel has simply run out. Boldly,... (read more)

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Inventing for the Environment
Inventing for the Environment
by Arthur Molella and Joyce Bedi
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andlt;Pandgt;This ambitious book describes the many ways in which invention affects the environment (here defined broadly to include all forms of interaction between humans and nature). The book starts with nature itself and then leads readers to examine... (read more)

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Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
by Lyle Estill
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Whether we are nearing the end of oil or merely nearing the end of inexpensive oil, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find alternative ways to meet our energy needs. Biodiesel is one such alternative—and is one of the fastest... (read more)

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The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
by Paul Roberts
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A frank and balanced investigation of the economics and politics of oil—and a forward-looking assessment of a world without it.   Within thirty years, even by conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that... (read more)

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Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
by Vaclav Smil
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andlt;Pandgt;In Energy at the Crossroads, Vaclav Smil considers the twenty-first century's crucial question: how to reconcile the modern world's unceasing demand for energy with the absolute necessity to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. With this... (read more)

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Alcohol Can Be A Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century
Alcohol Can Be A Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century
by David Blume
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For the last century it has been impossible to find reliable information on alcohol fuel production and use. Oil companies have continuously suppressed data on Henry Ford's favorite auto fuel. For example, by the late 80s, over 90% of the cars in Brazil... (read more)

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Seizing Power: The Grab for Global Oil Wealth
Seizing Power: The Grab for Global Oil Wealth
by Robert Slater
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The Shifting Global Oil Power Structure: Historical Perspectives, Risks, and Resolutions Oil, from pricing and purchasing to drilling and trading, is a commodity surrounded by fierce debate. Its impact is felt by even casual consumers around the world... (read more)

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Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
by Mike Magner
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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers and creating the largest oil spill in the history of U.S. offshore drilling. But this wasnt the first time British Petroleum and its cost-cutting practices destroyed parts... (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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With his classics of social commentary The Geography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere, James Howard Kunstler has established himself as one of the great commentators on American space and place. Now, with The Long Emergency, he offers a shocking vision... (read more)

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Peak Everything : Waking Up To the Century of Declines (10 Edition)
Peak Everything : Waking Up To the Century of Declines (10 Edition)
by Richard Heinberg
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The twentieth century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption, and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically. The twenty-first century ushered in an era of... (read more)

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Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy
Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy
by Greg Pahl
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For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed with which biodiesel has gained acceptance in... (read more)

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Think Globally, ACT Regionally Think Globally, ACT Regionally: GIS and Data Visualization for Social Science and Public Polgis and Data Visualization
Think Globally, ACT Regionally Think Globally, ACT Regionally: GIS and Data Visualization for Social Science and Public Polgis and Data Visualization
by Richard Legates
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Giving social scientists and students a solid introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS), this study focuses on some of society's most pressing issues, including growth, pollution, and economic development. By calling upon such high-end... (read more)

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Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal
Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal
by Peter A Galuszka
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“Scathing exposé of the coal industry.” --The New York Times Book Review On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energys Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine... (read more)

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Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects
Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects
by Vaclav Smil
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Energy transitions are fundamental processes behind the evolution of human societies: they both drive and are driven by technical, economic, and social changes. In a bold and provocative argument, Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, ProspectS&Lt... (read more)

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