The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

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New Society Publishers, Sep 1, 2008 - Political Science - 288 pages
A harrowing but ultimately hopeful vision of the aftermath of the age of oil.
 

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A book about peak oil and the possible future(s) resulting. Some ideas in here worth reading if you are interested in this kind of thing. Greer approaches things from a little different angle than ... Read full review

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I am a long time reader of Greer's blog. This book is pretty close to a collection of his blog posts - or maybe the blog posts were sections of the book as it was being written. The book does read ... Read full review

Contents

The End of the Industrial Age
1
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
35
Briefing for the Descent
73
Facing the Deindustrial Age
113
Tools for the Transition
157
The Spiritual Dimension
191
Afterword
221
How Civilizations Fall A Theory of Catabolic Collapse
225
Bibliography
241
Notes
249
Index
255
About the Author
259
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John Michael Greer is a certified Master Conserver, organic gardener and scholar of ecological history. His widely-cited blog, The Archdruid Report, deals with peak oil. He is the author of The Long Descent and lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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