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The Energy Reader presents a series of readings that examine the energy problem from an anthropological perspective and look at energy holistically, including social and cultural components and long term implications for global and social environmental change.
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Preface (Laura Nader).
Introduction (Laura Nader, Leticia Cesarino, and ChrisHebdon).
Part I: The Energy Problem.
1. Social Power and the Future (Richard NewboldAdams).
2. Energy and the Rise of American Industrial Society (IanBarbour, Harvey Brooks, Sanford Lakoff, and John Opie).
3. Energy Transitions in Historical Perspective (MartinMelosi).
Energy in Action 1: Contemplating the Abyss: The Role ofEnvironmental Degradation in the Collapse of Human Societies(William Rees).
4. Introduction to the Steady-State Economy (Herman E.Daly).
Energy in Action 2: Net-Zero Energy Home Generating an EnergySurplus.
5. Dimensions of the "People Problem" in Energy Research and"the" Factual Basis of Dispersed Energy Futures (Laura Nader andNorman Milleron).
6. Red Land and Uranium Mining: How the Search for Energy IsEndangering Indian Tribal Lands (Winona La Duke).
Energy in Action 3: How Energy Search Challenges Indian TribalLife (Mark Stevens).
7. The House that Uranium Built: Perspectives on the Effects ofExposure on Individuals and Community (Margaret AmaliaHiesinger).
8. Uranium Mining and Milling: Navajo Experiences in theAmerican Southwest (Barbara Rose Johnston, Susan E. Dawson, andGary E. Madsen).
Part II: Mind-Sets – a Critical Perspective.
9. "Introduction," The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into ItsOrigin and Growth (Charles A. Beard).
10. On the Road to Riches (Henry Ford).
11. Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken? (Amory B.Lovins).
12. Barriers to Thinking New About Energy (LauraNader).
13. The Three-Cornered Constellation: Magic, Science, andReligion Revisited (Laura Nader).
14. Energy as it Relates to the Quality and Style of Life(Laura Nader and Stephen Beckerman).
15. Conclusions – Replacing Myths with Maxims: Rethinkingthe Relationship Between Energy and American Society (BenjaminK. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown).
Part III: The Politics of Energy.
16. "Prologue," The Politics of Energy (BarryCommoner).
17. The Middle East: Geostrategy and Oil (RashidKhalidi).
18. Winning the Oil Endgame (Amory B. Lovins).
19. "Introduction," Power Struggle: The 100 Year War OverElectricity (Richard Rudolph and Scott Ridley).
20. The Overcharge in the Light Bill (US Senator Lee Metcalfand Vic Reinemer).
21. Human Rights (Jim Garrison and Pyare Shivpuri).
Energy in Action 4: Three Mile Island: 30th Anniversary of theWorst Nuclear Accident in US History.
22. The Politics of Energy: Toward a Bottom-Up Approach(Laura Nader).
Energy in Action 5: A New Gang Comes to Los Angeles: Solar-PanelInstallers (Miriam Jordan).
Part IV: Energy Choices.
23. "Introduction," "The Problem of Externalities," and "Coaland Corporate Power," Coal: A Memoir and Critique (DuaneLockard).
Energy in Action 6: Rural Renewal: Small-Town America Looks toAlternative Energy for a Lifeline (Jennifer Vogel).
24. There Was Blood (Caleb Crain).
Energy in Action 7: Capitol Climate Action: Mass CivilDisobedience in DC Against Use of Coal at Capitol Hill PowerPlant.
25. Unconventional Crude: Canada's Synthetic-Fuels Boom(Elizabeth Kolbert).
Energy in Action 8: Poop Powers California Cars as Orange CountyConverts Sewage (Alan Ohnsman).
26. Nuclear Power: Climate Fix or Folly? (Amory B. Lovins,Imran Sheikh, and Alex Markevich).
Energy in Action 9: Power Q&A: S. David Freeman (DaveGilson).
27. Solar Possibilities (Denis Hayes).
Energy in Action 10: Workers Retrain for Wind-Energy Jobs(Maria Dickerson).
28. Cool Communities: Strategies for Heat Island Mitigation andSmog Reduction (Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Hashem Akbari, Joseph J.Romm, and Melvin Pomerantz).
Energy in Action 11: First Rosebud Wind Turbine GeneratesSupport: An Interview with Intertribal COUP Secretary Robert Gough(Tara Tidwell).
29. Ethanol Production: Energy, Economic, and EnvironmentalLosses (David Pimentel, Tad Patzek, and Gerald Cecil).
Energy in Action 12: Biofuels Do Far More Harm Than Good(George Monbiot).
Part V: Power Shifts.
30. Natural Capitalism (Paul Hawken).
Energy in Action 13: With Energy in Focus, Heat Pumps Win Fans(Liz Galst).
31. An Unstable Concoction of Interests (Tadeusz W.Patzek).
Energy in Action 14: Shell Dumps Wind, Solar and Hydro Power inFavor of Biofuels (Tim Webb).
32. Ticket to Ride (Ben Adler).
Energy in Action 15: Get on the Bus (Laura C. Dean).
33. Selling the Sun (Michael Behar).
Energy in Action 16: Eight Energy Suggestions for Obama, fromSunEdison's Founder (Kate Galbraith).
34. The Island in the Wind (Elizabeth Kolbert).
Energy in Action 17: A Cool Idea (Elizabeth Kolbert).
Part VI: Energy Choices in a Democratic Society.
35. The Harder Path – Shifting Gears (LauraNader).
Energy in Action 18: The Showhouse that Sustainability Built(Barnaby J. Feder).
36. Who Shall Decide? (Laura Nader).