Book list

The Transition Companion: making your community more resilient in uncertain times
by Rob Hopkins and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

 

Websites

Acterra
www.acterra.org

Transition Palo Alto
transitionpaloalto.org

Booklist from Transition US
http://www.transitionus.org/resources/reading

Transition Culture
transitionculture.org/
Blog with news and discussion by Transition leaders, including Rob Hopkins.

Transition U.S.
http://www.transitionus.org/
“Nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, support, training, and networking for Transition Initiatives across the United States.” The official organization

Media on Transition
transitionpaloalto.org/2009/12/13/media-on-transition/

Transition Documentary now online (free!)
transitionpaloalto.org/2009/12/14/transition-documentary-now-online-free/

Transition

The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
Rob Hopkins (founder of the Transition Movement)

transitionculture.org/shop/the-transition-handbook/
http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_transition_handbook:paperback (US publisher Chelsea Green)

The starting point for understanding the way this movement has grown over the last few years from an experiment in Kinsale, Ireland, via Tansition Town Totnes to an international phenomenon.

The Transition Timeline –
For a local, resilient future

Shaun Chamberlin
transitionculture.org/shop/the-transition-timeline
A map of the landscape we have to find a way through. ” A hugely valuable manual…use it to change your world.” Caroline Lucas MEP

Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change
Pat Murphy
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3992

Peak Oil

Richard Heinberg
The Party’s Over
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3878

PowerDown
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3862

Peak Everything
Waking Up to the Century of Declines

http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/4066

Simplicity

Less is More
Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness

Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska (Local author
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/4046

Slow is Beautiful
New Visions of Community, Leisure, and Joie de Vivre

Cecile Andrews (Local author
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3928

Affluenza – John de Graff et al
Escape from Affluenza
http://www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza/
Affluenza is a one-hour television special that explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and overconsumption. (PBS)

Small is Possible
Life in a Local Economy

Lyle Estill
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3993

Food

Cool Cuisine – Taking the Bite out of Global Warming
Laura Stec with Eugene Cordero, PhD (Local author
http://www.globalwarmingdiet.org/book

How to grow more vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine
John Jeavons.
“If there is one book that has dramatically changed the way people garden, it is How To Grow More Vegetables*, * than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine.

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Novella Carpenter
June 2009, Penguin Press

Climate

An Inconvenient Truth (video)
http://www.climatecrisis.net/

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Lester R. Brown (climate change)
http://www.earth-policy.org/index.php?/books/pb4

More on Oil

The End of Oil:
On the Edge of a Perilous New World

Paul Roberts
the-end-of-oil.com/

Out of Gas: The End of the Age Of Oil
David Goodstein
(Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Caltech)
pr.caltech.edu/periodicals/CaltechNews/articles/v38/oil.html

A Thousand Barrels a Second:
The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World

Peter Tertzakian
business-oriented overview
http://www.1000barrels.com/

Beyond Oil:
The View from Hubbert’s Peak

Professor Kenneth S. Deffeyes
http://www.princeton.edu/hubbert/

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
Daniel Yergin

The Tyranny of Oil
The World’s Most Powerful Industry–and What We Must Do to Stop It

Antonia Juhasz
http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061434501/The_Tyranny_of_Oil/index.aspx

Transport

Two Billion Cars
Driving Toward Sustainability

Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon

Lives Per Gallon
The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

Terry Tamminen
http://www.livespergallon.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
http://www.livespergallon.org/images/stories/pdf/tamminenpr.pdf

Divorce Your Car!
Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile

Katie Alvord
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3683

Other

The End of Suburbia
Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream
http://www.endofsuburbia.com/

When Technology Fails
Matthew Stein (reskilling)
http://www.whentechfails.com/

The Long Emergency
Surviving the Convering Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

James Howard Kunstler
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/7203633/the_long_emergency
http://www.kunstler.com/books.php/#TLE

Ishmael
The Story of B
My Ishmael
Daniel Quinn
http://www.ishmael.org/index1.cfm

Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs & Steel
Collapse – how societies choose to fail or survive

The Great Turning: from Empire to Earth Community
Korten, D.C. (2006)
http://www.davidkorten.org/GTbook

A Prosperous Way Down: principles and policies,
Odum, H.T. & Odum, E.C. (2001)
University Press of Colorado.
http://www.energybulletin.net/node/3813

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture Concept.
http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/permaculture

Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects
Dmitry Orlov
http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3991
Rather than focusing on doom and gloom, Reinventing Collapse suggests that there is room for optimism if we focus our efforts on personal and cultural transformation. Presented with characteristic dry humor,

Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US
http://www.energybulletin.net/node/23259

The Power of Community: How Cuba survived Peak Oil (co-writer and co-producter)

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