In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James Howard Kunstler’s World Made By Hand novels have no equal.
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The novel is an exploration of the process of rebuilding a broken civilization, even as the old continues to decay and collapse in both expected and unexpected ways.
A look at four books which take different approaches to creating resilient food growing models.
Very few people will read this book without bristling at least once at things Greer says...which I regard as one of its virtues.
Like the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the New Farmer’s Almanac offers long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, sunrise and sunset times, best planting dates, crop advice, tides tables, riddles, games, recipes, songs, and folk wisdom.
For those who thought the 'fracking' issue was just about water pollution and earthquakes, Richard Heinberg's Snake Oilmight be a little perplexing.
In practice, self-reliance can be harder than permaculture experts sometimes make it sound. This is where Eric Toensmeier’s 'Paradise Lot' comes in. Anyone who finds him or herself discouraged in their permaculture garden efforts should take heart and read this book.
The basic tenet of the steady state economy (or SSE) is an observation that makes complete sense: you can’t have infinite growth in a finite system. Unfortunately, conventional economics – perhaps in an attempt to defy its characterization as the dismal science – says …
Sacred Economics is a hugely ambitious book. It takes aim at the most basic intellectual and moral foundations of our modern industrial societies. The author, Charles Eisenstein, is fully aware that many of his arguments and proposals will seem naïve, utopian and hopelessly idealistic to …
It is hard to imagine a more unlikely vehicle for advancing energy literacy than a finely crafted large format picture book. Energy, after all, is invisible. We see its effects, but never the thing itself. And yet, Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth succeeds and succeeds …