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Richard Heinberg is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. A journalist, educator, editor, lecturer, and a Core Faculty member of New College of California where he teaches a program on "Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community, he is the author of six previous books including The Party's Over and Powerdown.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject of "Oil Peak".
Coming to terms with the convergence of these crises will define humanity's turning point from adolescence to maturity.
Much like his previous books, it is indeed well written and oddly enjoyable (again, given the subject matter).
The normalcy bias has trapped many people into thinking tomorrow will be the same as today because I am only doing what I have always done. Read morePublished 13 months ago by G ORCHARD
Yes, I'm still going through the material by Heinberg and trying to maintain some hope for our future. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Laura Lea Evans
This is a very well written and informative book. It does a good job informing the reader on our current state in our "Carbon World" and gives good and well researched alternatives... Read morePublished on December 16, 2008 by Rachael Cook
Richard Heinberg really shows his ability to speak to a wide audience range. No only does he write to those needed greatly detailed evidence for his conclusions as he does in the... Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by David J. Henry
This is another superb contribution on Peak Oil that I had the pleasure of reading by Richard Heinberg. By and large and once again, I would also classify this text as a classic. Read morePublished on July 17, 2008 by John@PeakOilResources.com
Power Down is a powerful analysis of human modern civilization. The key element that boosted technology, medical advancement, world population and globalization is oil. Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Anthony Tate.
As with "The Long Emergency" I won't go into too much detail since there are already many excellent reviews of this book. Read morePublished on October 10, 2007 by Zentao
The first 85 pages (of a 186 page book) are dedicated to verbosely enumerating the arguments from his previous book (without effectively arguing his reasoning). Read morePublished on July 15, 2007 by Guido Bartolucci