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I highly recommend everyone who has ever had any interest in the green movement to at least read the first two chapters.
Meanwhile, the "green" homes and commercial campuses are horizontal ones that are highly inefficient from a space and energy standpoint.
It does an amazing job of making this conclusion seem obvious thus showing many flaws in mainstream environmentalist thought.
At one time the author lived in NYC and that's what he talks about. Living in a city with a good mass transit, walkable conditions, and almost everything you need except a car. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mark yuschak
A great book that breaks down the common beliefs—myths, really—of Priuses and environmental trends. Can solar power really save us? Read morePublished 4 months ago by t0wnp1ann3r
Sometimes in the pursuit of sustainability we need to hold a mirror up to our efforts and recognize the ways in which inconsistencies and whims lead to outcomes that are not what... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Francis Vanek
That we're literally and figuratively "running out of gas," is not news. But David Owen's thorough coverage, use of data, and often surprising perspectives are news. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jay Lubinsky
Gave as a gift. Assume everything was okay. No complaints. Wish I had the option of limiting future recommendations just to items I buy and ship to myself.Published 10 months ago by Gifts That Keep on Truckin'
After the first couple of chapters it's kind of like, "I get it... New York rules." but his writing style is quick and easy to read, as well as entertaining. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Leeann
If you don't mind other people and you enjoy public life, read this book. If you love your car and your McMansion more than anything else, don't read this book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Karla Guererri
really interesting viewpoint, I couldn't put it down and it made me think of an entirely different way of attempting to save our planetPublished 18 months ago by Dorothy Hirlston
This book totally altered my perspective of sustainability. I love the stuff about LEED brain and greenwashing. Read morePublished 20 months ago by RDW