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Booklist: Travel, Natural History, Science, Critical thinking, Psychology, History, American history, Evolution, Agriculture, Food, Anthropology, (Auto)biography, Health, Cults/Religion, Politics, Economics, Fiction

Preface. Just a few of the best books I read walking 8-10 miles (round-trip) a day to work and back, reading all the way. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, … Continue reading

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Booklist: overview, energy return on energy invested. Peak oil, coal, natural gas & uranium. Coal-to-liquids, tar sands, nuclear power and waste, biofuels, kerogen, methane hydrates

[ Books and articles related to fossil fuels and nuclear energy.  More comments after the list.  Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips and … Continue reading

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Book list: What to do

There are plenty of survivalist websites, and I’ve certainly thought about how to survive, but I’m madly in love with my techno-optimist husband, so we’re not going to do anything, and I’ll be front row in Oakland California even though … Continue reading

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book list: energy, ecology, evolution, extinction, war, natural resources, carrying capacity, infrastructure, agriculture, politics and more

My long reading list (below) is very long and out-of-date, so I’ve broken it up into reading lists by topic (in progress still).  I encourage you to buy the books and print off the articles on acid-free paper (see Preservation … Continue reading

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John Howe booklist

http://www.solarcarandtractor.com/Peak_Oil_Update.html Astyk, S. (2008) “Depletion and Abundance, Life On the New Home Front.” Bartlett, A. (2004) “The Essential Exponential, For the Future of Our Planet.” Bligh, J. (2004) “The Fatal Inheritance.” Brown, L. (2008) “Plan B 3.0, Mobilizing To Save … Continue reading

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Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization

This fantastic list is from March 2014, so to see the must up-to-date bibliography go here: Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization bibliography Arrow, K., B. Bolin, R. Costanza, P. Dasgupta, C. Folke, C.S. Holling, B. Jansson, S. Levin, K. … Continue reading

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University of Minnesota syllabus for HSEM 2624H “Sustainability or Collapse? An Interdisciplinary Overview of the Human Predicament”

HSEM 2624H  –  (PROVISIONAL) SYLLABUS “Sustainability or Collapse? An Interdisciplinary Overview of the Human Predicament”  —or–  “Humans, Our Environment and the Future: A Survey of Opportunities and Constraints” Instructors: Dr. Nathan John Hagens, Dr. Kathryn Draeger This class will provide … Continue reading

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Booklist: alternative energy. Overview, biofuels, electric grid, batteries, solar, wind, nuclear, hydropower, hydrogen, fusion, geothermal, wind & tidal, muscle power, far out

Why Alternative Energy can’t replace fossil fuels Introduction. Scale. Oil is the densest form of energy on the planet next to uranium.  To replace the one cubic mile of oil, which is burned world-wide every year, you’d need to build … Continue reading

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