Energy Reader

ISBN-10: 0970950098
ISBN-13: 9780970950093
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Watershed Media Press
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Author has a strong background in geology and natural history. He can offer details on these aspects of Yosemite, making the caption information more substantial than just a label.

Richard Heinberg is the author of books including "Blackout" and "Peak Everything" and a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education.

Foreword
Introduction
A Deeper Look at the Energy Picture
Introduction: Energy Literacy
The Predicament
Introduction: Energy, Nature, and the Eco-Social Crisis
Five Carbon Pools
Faustian Economics: Hell Hath No Limits
Life-Affirming Beauty
Our Global Ponzi Economy
Coal: The Greatest Threat to Civilization
The View from Oil's Peak
Energy Return on Investment
Alternative Energy Challenges
When Risk Assessment Is Risky: Predicting the Effects of Technology
Malevolent and Malignant Threats
Progress vs. Apocalypse: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
The Landscape of Energy
Introduction: A Tour of the Energy Terrain
The Landscape of Energy
False Solutions
Introduction: False Solutions to the Energy Challenge
Drill Baby Drill: Why It Won't Work for Long-Term Energy Sustainability
Nuclear Power and the Earth
The False Promise of "Clean" Coal
The Whole Fracking Enchilada
River Killers: The False Solution of Megadams
Bioenergy: A Disaster for Biodiversity, Health, and Human Rights
Oil Shale Development: Looming Threat to Western Wildlands
Gas Hydrates: A Dangerously Large Source of Unconventional Hydrocarbons
Regulatory Illusion
Retooling the Planet: The False Promise of Geoengineering
Under Attack
Introduction: Onslaught of the Energy Machine
Will Drilling Spell the End of a Quintessential American Landscape?
Backing the Front: Fighting Oil and Gas Development in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front
Tar Sands, Pipelines, and the Threat to First Nations
Sweet and Sour: The Curse of Oil in the Niger Delta
Outsourcing Pollution and Energy-Intensive Production
Depowering Destruction
Introduction: Toward an Energy Economy as if Nature Mattered
The Case for Conservation
Reinventing Fire
Cap the Grid
Protected Areas: Foundation of a Better Future Relationship with Energy
Three Steps to Establish a Politics of Global Warming
Distributed Renewable Generation: Why It Should Be the Centerpiece of U.S. Energy Policy
No Ecological Sustainability without Limits to Growth
What We're for
What We're For
Afterword: Places Where the Wind Carries the Ashes of Ancestors
Acknowledgments
Credits
Contributors
Endnotes
Index
Editors

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