Terra Nova

Terra Nova

The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs

eBook - 2013
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Many experts agree that energy is the defining issue of this century. Economic recessions, foreign wars, and foreclosures are only a few of the results of America's dependence on oil. In Terra Nova, ecologist Eric Sanderson elucidates the interconnections between oil and money, cars and transportation, and suburbs and land use. He then charts a path toward renewed economic growth, enhanced national security, revitalized communities, and a sustainable environment: a new form of the American Dream. Taking a uniquely cross-disciplinary, accessible approach, Sanderson delves into natural history, architecture, chemistry, and politics, to show how the American relationship to nature shaped our past and predicates our future. Illustrated throughout with maps, charts, and infographics, the book suggests how we achieve a better world through a self-reinforcing cycle of tax reform, retrofitted towns and cities, bicycles and streetcars, and investment in renewable energy.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781613125748
1613125747
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Jan 02, 2017

A nicely described history of suburbanisation. Graphs and charts are not always easy to understand, confusion between power and energy units (as usual these days) does not help. Some economics of renewables already (end 2016) looking very dated. Don't let any of these minor criticisms stop you reading this.

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