The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

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CLAIRVIEW BOOKS, Jul 1, 2007 - Petroleum industry and trade - 306 pages
42 Reviews
The Party's Over deals head-on with the imminent decline of cheap oil. It shows how oil and war have been closely related for the the past century, and how competition to control oil supplies is likely to lead to new resource wars in the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America. A riveting wake-up call that does for oil depletion what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the issue of chemical pollution - i.e. raising to consciousness a previously ignored global problem of immense proportions - The Party's Over is essential reading for all those concerned with the future of modern life as we know it.
  

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Review: The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

User Review  - Guy Grobler - Goodreads

In a way, it's a doomsday book, but it needs to be taken seriously. The book theme is that Modern societies are based on consumption of resources that are coming to an end. Our leaders are in denial ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jake Kline - Goodreads

This book gives you a good look at the future of society as it currently runs. A bit depressing at times, it can also be viewed as eye-opening and insightful. I recommend if you want to change your mind about the way society works, and how it will work in the future. Read full review

Contents

ENERGY NATURE AND SOCIETY
9
PARTY TIME THE HISTORIC INTERVAL
45
LIGHTS Our APPROACHING THE HISTORIC INTERVALS END
85
NONPETROLEUM ENERGY SOURCES
137
A BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES
185
MANAGING THE COLLAPSE
225
AFTERWORD TO THE REVISED EDITION
263
NOTES
275
BIBLIOGRAPHY
289
INDEX
297
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
307
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About the author (2007)

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He is the author of several influential books on resource depletion including Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century Of Declines.

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