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We have reached a point of crisis with regard to energy… The essential problem is not just that we are tapping the wrong energy sources (though we are), or that we are wasteful and inefficient (though we are), but that we are overpowered, and we are overpowering nature.
— from the Introduction, by Richard Heinberg

 

ENERGY:
Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
Edited by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner

In a large-format, image-driven narrative with over 150 breathtaking color photographs, ENERGY explores the impacts of the global energy economy: from oil spills and mountaintop-removal coal mining to oversized wind farms and desert-destroying solar power plants.

Featuring essays by more than thirty of the world’s most provocative thinkers in the fields of energy, society, and ecology, ENERGY lifts the veil on the harsh realities of our pursuit of energy at any price, revealing the true costs, benefits, and limitations of all our energy options.

Contributors include Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry, Sandra Steingraber, Wes Jackson, Richard Heinberg, Sandra Lubarsky, Lester Brown, Amory Lovins,  Rachel Smolker, James Hansen and James Woolsey. Collectively, they offer a wake-up call about the future of energy and what each of us can do to change course.

PRINT VERSION, $50.00 hardcover
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DIGITAL VERSION, $1.99 PDF (special promotion price)
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Published by the Foundation for Deep Ecology in collaboration with Watershed Media and Post Carbon Institute. 336 pages, 11.75″ x 13.4″, 152 color photographs, 5 line illustrations. $50.00 hardcover, ISBN 978-0970950086, Fall 2012.


The ENERGY Reader
The Energy Reader (cover)Edited by Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch, and George Wuerthner

Featuring the essays found in ENERGY plus additional chapters by Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Gloria Flora and Michael Watts, the text-only ENERGY Reader is compact, affordable, and available in both print and electronic formats. Ideally suited for college classrooms.

PRINT VERSION, $19.95 paperback
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DIGITAL VERSION, starting at $9.99, various formats
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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. $19.95 paperback, ISBN 978-0970950093, Fall 2012.