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Climate change, peak oil and economic instability aren't just future social problems-they jeopardize our homes and families right now. Our once-abundant food supply is being threatened by toxic chemical agriculture, rising food prices and crop shortages brought on by climate change. Funding for education and health care is strained to the limit, and safe and affordable housing is disappearing.
Depletion and Abundance explains how we are living beyond our means with or without a peak oil/climate change crisis and that, either way, we must learn to place our families and local communities at the center of our thinking once again. The author presents strategies to create stronger homes, better health and a richer family life and to
Most importantly, readers will discover that depletion can lead to abundance, and the anxiety of these uncertain times can be turned into a gift of hope and action.
An unusual family perspective on the topic, this book will appeal to all those interested in securing a future for their children and grandchildren.(2008-05-07)
This is a very good book. Well written, easy to read and full of useful information. Touches on a number of issues that affect us all.Published 21 months ago by Anne Everett
Ms. Astyk brings together information from economics, population, education and child-rearing, food and growing and preparing it, energy, health, and other important aspects of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Brown
I consider myself pretty well versed on many of the topics covered in this book, but discovered a ton more information, had several a-ha moments and was kept entertained and... Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Julie
First, I am not as sure as the author that our future looks like the dismal picture she paints. I take her predictions with a grain of salt. Read morePublished on March 25, 2012 by p31Mom
Although I don't disagree with some of Ms. Astyk's ideas (who can argue with more focus on building solid families and reducing unnecessarily excessive consumption? Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Burgundy Damsel
If you're considering living a more sustainable lifestyle, but you're living on a 1/4 acre city lot and commuting 6 hours a week like I do, Ms. Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Marie E. Kujenga
Just another great work by Sharon, what can I say, I don't know why anyone wouldn't love this book or Sharons writing style. Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by Nick Douglas
This is a very important book for today. I wish everyone would read it! I think she is "right on" with everything even if things don't get as extreme as she and others suggest they... Read morePublished on October 13, 2009 by Book Nut
Exceptionally well-written and concise description of the combined problems of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and economic meltdown. Read morePublished on July 12, 2009 by N. A. Wallace