The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises

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by Richard Heinberg
     
 

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This diverse collection by best-selling authors, renowned scientists, and experienced activists is an engaging and practical book that will be of interest to the lay reader as well as university students in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

The expert contributors to The Post Carbon Reader were asked to unflinchingly describe the deep and

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This diverse collection by best-selling authors, renowned scientists, and experienced activists is an engaging and practical book that will be of interest to the lay reader as well as university students in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

The expert contributors to The Post Carbon Reader were asked to unflinchingly describe the deep and interconnected sustainability crises confronting humanity in the 21st century—and then give readers concrete steps for addressing those crises.

This unprecedented collection of writings (34 essays, 4 previously published) is an honest, informed and engaging exploration of the most challenging issues of our time. It includes chapters by best-selling authors like climate activist Bill McKibben, renowned scholars like "ecological footprint" co-founder William Rees, and up-and-coming experts like urban food systems pioneer Erika Allen. Lead editor Richard Heinberg is the world's leading author of mass-market books on fossil fuel dependence and depletion. Heinberg says, "We've run out of time, natural resources and capital, so this is our only chance to get things right."

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Editorial Reviews

Hazel Henderson
"The Post Carbon Reader merits attention for many reasons. This book is a place for concerned citizens and professionals in many fields to begin exploring options for this next stage in humanity's evolution."
Lester Brown
"The Post Carbon Reader is an invaluable primer, resource and textbook. This is what you need to know, period."
The Editor
"The Reader is worth reading and pondering, especially if you can't keep up with all the books on these topics."
Julianne Poirier
"It's not only a good read, it's a brain-enhancing tool that can be utilized to replace fear and inertia with connectedness and purpose, and when the brain is connected with the heart, it can do anything."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970950062
Publisher:
Watershed Media
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
523
Sales rank:
750,710
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow in Residence at Post Carbon
Institute and the author of nine books, including The Party's Over and Peak Everything. Daniel Lerch is the author of Post Carbon Cities.

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The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am using this as the textbook for my sustainability seminar class. It is an exceptionally good resource, but one needs to remember that all authors are biased in one direction or another. Good content and credible authors for the most part. Diction is understandable and simple to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago