Books

Between them, our Fellows have published over 50 books on critical issues like energy, water, climate change, economics, health, and more. Many have received awards, and some have been bestsellers.We've included a description of each, along with a link to purchase them from your local independent bookseller (in the US and Canada).

Below are some of our Fellows' most recent books, as well as other items published by Post Carbon Institute and/or our partners which you may find of interest.

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Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems

Philip Ackerman-Leist   February 2013

Foreword by Deborah Madison.

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. …
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The ENERGY Reader

Daniel Lerch Richard Heinberg Bill McKibben David Fridley David Hughes Gloria Flora Wes Jackson   October 2012

What magic, or monster, lurks behind the light switch and the gas pump? Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society …
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Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

Greg Pahl   August 2012

Foreword by Van Jones.

More than ninety percent of the electricity we use to light our communities, and nearly all the energy we use to …
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Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money From Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity

Michael Shuman   February 2012

Foreword by Peter Buffett.

Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and life insurance funds …
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