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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Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

Richard Heinberg   July 2013

The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production... and sparked a …
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Rebuilding the Foodshed

Philip Ackerman-Leist   February 2013

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, …
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Power from the People

Greg Pahl   August 2012

More than ninety percent of the electricity we use to light our communities, and nearly all the energy we use to run our cars, heat our …
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Local Dollars, Local Sense

Michael Shuman   February 2012

Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and life insurance funds total about $30 trillion. But not …
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ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

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

Edited by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner, Introduction by Richard Heinberg. 

ENERGY takes an unflinching look at the …
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