New from the producers of The Post Carbon Reader —
The ENERGY Reader
Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
From oil spills, mountaintop removal coal mining, and natural gas "fracking" to oversized wind farms and production-intensive biofuels, every source of energy has costs. The ENERGY Reader (Watershed Media, Fall 2012) takes an unflinching look at the systems that support our insatiable thirst for more power, along with their unintended side effects.
With over 35 contributors including scientists, journalists, and activists The ENERGY Reader is an excellent multi-disciplinary resource for college courses in environmental science, economics, sociology, and other fields.
- Instructors will appreciate that each chapter is accessible to lay readers while conveying up-to-date college-level information from its respective academic field.
- Students will appreciate the variety of perspectives and voices, digestible chapter lengths, and a price fit for student budgets.
Purchase The ENERGY Reader in print or eBook form from your local independent bookseller, or from Amazon.com. Wholesale and academic purchases can be made through Publishers Group West (PGW), a division of Perseus. The book carries additional impact as the text-only companion to ENERGY, a stunning photographic tour of our global energy economy. Visit energy-reality.org for book excerpts, shareable content, and more.
Edited by Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch, and George Wuerthner. Introduction by Richard Heinberg. Published by the Foundation for Deep Ecology in collaboration with Watershed Media and Post Carbon Institute. 384 pages, 6" x 9", 7 b/w photographs, 5 line illustrations. ISBN 978-0970950093.
"A great resource, a wonderful collection."
— Eric Zencey, Fellow, The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
"It's great! Thanks so much."
— Daniel Blumstein, Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
"I found the material excellent."
— Daniel Leavell, Associate Professor of Geology, The Ohio State University
"Very helpful and informative."
— Jeffrey Broadbent, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
"Excellent, comprehensive, well laid-out — a great selection of contributors."
— Mike Snyder, Founder and Filmmaker at Interdependent Pictures and Adjunct Professor at Allegany College of Maryland
"One of the best readers that I have seen
in my 48 years as a university professor."
— Al Williams, University of Nebraska
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Edited by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner, Introduction by Richard Heinberg.