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Makes you wonder if all the "thick" books are just word wasters.
What the book does, however, is that it gives a short and concise overview in the field that is very well written, and that at an unbeatable price-performance ratio.
I definitely fall into the doom and gloom camp and believe civilization will collapse to a much lower level of complexity.
There is no such thing as Peak Oil. There is only Peak Experience. There is no cause for alarm. Everything is Love, Peace and Understanding. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ashtar Command
As some reviewers have already noted before, this book is much too short to give a deep insight into the subject of Peak Oil. There are other books for this. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marcel Dupasquier
Whilst this is more a pamphlet than a book, there are two good reasons to purchase:
1) It is direct and sums up the situation - there's not much else to say on this - the next... Read more
The author makes some arguments that seem almost childish and one-sided on chapters 2 and 3. For example:
* Book: "What is needed is not just another Ghawar (Saudi... Read more
I suppose what I appreciate most about this book is that it isn't written primarily for mass appeal, but rather for an audience that already has the background knowledge on peak... Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Andrew Kempe
Mr. Worth's book on Peak Oil is divided into two, roughly equal-sized halves- Part 1: Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression lays out the books principal thesis on why the world... Read morePublished on August 28, 2011 by Erick K. Watson
The author gives a very compelling viewpoint on what the world will look like over the next forty years due to the terminal decline in oil prices and the unsustainable rise in... Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by Lisa Baker
This is a book withou any documentation. I'm deeply dissapointed. I acknowledge the problem of oil as a limited ressource but this book gives me absolutely no better understanding... Read morePublished on July 30, 2011 by Johannes
This book is short and well written. The expectations seem reasonable given the recent past. Key point is that under duress the US gov, and others, will inflate to create the... Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by Ian Jose