The Energy Reader

The Energy Reader

by Tom Butler
     
 

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What magic, or monster, lurks behind the light switch and gas pump? Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society come from? From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop-removal coal mining, and natural gas "fracking" to wind power projects and solar power plants, every source of energy has costs. The Energy Reader takes an unfliching look

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What magic, or monster, lurks behind the light switch and gas pump? Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society come from? From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop-removal coal mining, and natural gas "fracking" to wind power projects and solar power plants, every source of energy has costs. The Energy Reader takes an unfliching look at the systems that support our insatiable thirst for more power along with their unintended side effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970950093
Publisher:
Watershed Media
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
608,203
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Tom Butler is an activist and writer whose books include Plundering Appalachia and Wildlands Philanthropy.

George Wuerthner is a photographer and author who has published more than 30 books on America’s wild places.

As Publications Director of Post Carbon Institute, Daniel Lerch is the lead editor and manager of the Institute's major print publications.

Richard Heinberg is a leading thinker on peak oil and the author of many books, including The Party’s Over, Powerdown, and The End of Growth.

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