The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

4.04 avg rating
( 660 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780613920896: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically. Within the next few years, global production will peak. Thereafter, even if industrial societies begin to switch to alternative energy sources, they will have less net energy each year to do all the work essential to the survival of complex societies. We are entering a new era, as different from the industrial era as the latter was from medieval times.

In The Party's Over, Richard Heinberg places this momentous transition in historical context, showing how industrialism arose from the harnessing of fossil fuels, how competition to control access to oil shaped the geopolitics of the 20th century, and how contention for dwindling energy resources in the 21st century will lead to resource wars in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America. He describes the likely impacts of oil depletion, and all of the energy alternatives. Predicting chaos unless the U.S.-the world's foremost oil consumer-is willing to join with other countries to implement a global program of resource conservation and sharing, he also recommends a "managed collapse" that might make way for a slower-paced, low-energy, sustainable society in the future.

More readable than other accounts of this issue, with fuller discussion of the context, social implications, and recommendations for personal, community, national, and global action, Heinberg's book is a riveting wake-up call for humankind as the oil era winds down, and a critical tool for understanding and influencing current U.S. foreign policy.

Richard Heinberg, from Santa Rosa, California, has been writing about energy resources issues and the dynamics of cultural change for many years. A member of the core faculty at New College of California, he is an award-winning author of three previous books. His Museletter was nominated for its "Best Alternative Newsletter" award by Utne Reader in 1993.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Richard Heinberg is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. A journalist, educator, editor, lecturer, and a Core Faculty member of New College of California where he teaches a program on "Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community, he is the author of six previous books including The Party's Over and Powerdown.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

null (2005-07-19)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 30.55
US$ 81.24

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780865715295: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0865715297 ISBN 13:  9780865715295
Publisher: New Society Publishers, 2005
Softcover

9780865714823: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

New So..., 2003
Softcover

9781905570003: Party's Over

TEMPLE..., 2005
Softcover

9781902636450: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

Clairv..., 2001
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Richard Heinberg
Published by San Val (2003)
ISBN 10: 0613920899 ISBN 13: 9780613920896
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description San Val, 2003. School & Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0613920899

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 81.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds