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The Party's over: oil, war, and the fate of industrial societies

Author: Heinberg, Richard Publisher: Clairview, 2005.Edition: Updated, revised ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 306 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1905570007Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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The Party's Over Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS........................................................................................................................ xi INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................... 1 CHAPTER 1: ENERGY, NATURE AND SOCIETY......................................................................... 9 Energy and Earth: The Rules of the Game...................................................10 Energy in Ecosystems: Eating and Being Eaten........................................ 14 Social Leveraging Strategies: How to Gain an Energy Subsidy............ 20 Complexity and Collapse: Societies in Energy Deficit.............................. 33 Applied Socio-Ecohistory: Explaining the American Success Story................................................................................. 38 CHAPTER 2: PARTY TIME: THE HISTORIC INTERVAL OF CHEAP, ABUNDANT ENERGY................................................................................................. 45 Energy in Medieval Europe.................................................................................47 The Coal Revolution.............................................................................................. 52 The Petroleum Miracle, Part I............................................................................57 Electrifying the World........................................................................................... 60 The Petroleum Miracle, Part II.......................................................................... 64 Oil, Geopolitics, and the Global Economy: 1950 -- 1980...................... 73 1980 -- 2001: Lost Opportunities and the Prelude to Catastrophe............................................................................ 78 CHAPTER 3: LIGHTS OUT: APPROACHING THE HISTORIC INTERVAL'S END.......... 85 On to Mesopotamia................................................................................................88 The Ground Giving Way...................................................................................... 92 M. King Hubbert: Energy Visionary................................................................ 95 Hubbert's Legacy................................................................................................. 101 Zeroing In on the Date of Peak....................................................................... 111 Hubbert's Critics: The Cornucopian Argument.......................................118 Who Is Right? Why Does It Matter?............................................................. 133 CHAPTER 4: NON-PETROLEUM ENERGY SOURCES: CAN THE PARTY CONTINUE?............................................................................................... 137 Natural Gas ..........................................................................................................139 Coal.......................................................................................................................... 143 Nuclear Power ..................................................................................................... 146 Wind ........................................................................................................................152 Solar Power........................................................................................................... 156 Hydrogen................................................................................................................ 161 Hydroelectricity....................................................................................................168 Geothermal Power...............................................................................................169 Tides and Waves..................................................................................................170 Biomass, Biodiesel, and Ethanol.................................................................. 171 Fusion, Cold Fusion, and Free-Energy Devices...................................... 175 Conservation: Efficiency and Curtailment................................................ 178 CHAPTER 5: A BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES............................................................ 185 The Economy ­ Physical and Financial......................................................187 Transportation..................................................................................................... 190 Food and Agriculture.........................................................................................193 Heating and Cooling.......................................................................................... 198 The Environment.................................................................................................199 Public Health .......................................................................................................201 Information Storage, Processing, and Transmission............................. 203 National Politics and Social Movements.................................................... 204 The Geopolitics of Energy-Resource Competition.................................. 210 Taking It All In..................................................................................................... 220 CHAPTER 6: MANAGING THE COLLAPSE: STRATEGIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS......................................................................... 225 You, Your Home, and Your Family...............................................................228 Your Community................................................................................................. 234 The Nation............................................................................................................. 242 The World................................................................................................. 254 A Final Word............................................................................................ 259 AFTERWORD TO THE REVISED EDITION ............................................................................ 263 The Saudi Enigma............................................................................... 264 Shell Game............................................................................................265 Oil's Depressing Outlook..................................................................... 266 Significant New Reports........................................................................266 The Iraq Quagmire............................................................................... 268 The Curse of Free Energy.....................................................................270 Where the Real Hope Lies......................................................................274 NOTES ...................................................................................................................................................................275 BIBLIOGRAPHY .............................................................................................................................................. 289 INDEX ................................................................................................................................ 297 ABOUT THE AUTHOR ............................................................................................................................... 307

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