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The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)

Book Description Series: Transition Guides | Publication Date: August 10, 2008 We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition [...]

Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse

Book Description Publication Date: February 19, 2009 The collapse of industrial civilization is rapidly unfolding and offers us an opportunity far beyond mere survival, even as it renders absurd any attempts to “fix” or prevent the end of the world as we have known it. Sacred Demise is about the transformation of human consciousness and the [...]

Navigating The Coming Chaos

Book Description Publication Date: January 7, 2011 The collapse of industrial civilization, well underway since at least 2007, presents humankind with unprecedented and daunting challenges in the area of energy, environment, and economics. Just as the Transition Handbook of 2008, provided specific strategies for addressing these changes logistically, Navigating The Coming Chaos, provides a toolkit of emotional and [...]

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Book Description Publication Date: August 20, 2009 A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster- whether manmade or natural-people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster [...]