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The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude
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|August 17, 2012

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A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early nineteenth…
Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests

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A Globe & Mail Top 100 Selection Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of pine beetle (also known as the bark beetle) outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than…
Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War against Big Oil
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|September 5, 2014

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Winner of the Governor General's Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2002 Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime "A grisly catalogue of the effects of hydrogen sulphide and flaring . . . Nikiforuk provides an eloquent and persuasive…
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
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|March 15, 2010

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Winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. "Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands ... is, in essence, a revolting, blush-making case for Canada to develop integrated energy and environmental regulation suitable for the post-carbon age."- Globe & Mail…
Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Most Powerful Industry

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From the award-winning author of Tar Sands comes the shocking, inspiring story of an oil and gas industry insider's determined stand to hold government and industry legally accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake. When Jessica Ernst's well water…
Les sables bitumineux: La honte du Canada : comment le pétrole sale menace la planète

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En entrant dans l'ère du bitume dans les années 1990, le Canada a pris un virage pétrolier d'une capacité de destruction sans précédent. Les sables bitumineux de l'Alberta font partie des derniers gisements pétroliers de la planète et les multinationales ont…
Pandemonium: Bird Flu Mad Cow And Other Biological Plagues Of The 21st Centryu

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Our health and habitat are being threatened by biological invaders moving at unprecedented speed. Avian flu and its potential to cause a human pandemic is only one example of a worldwide menace unwittingly unleashed by the forces of globalization. The combination…
L'énergie des esclaves
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|April 13, 2015

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L'utilisation à large échelle des énergies fossiles, et plus particulièrement du pétrole, a permis de remplacer l'énergie qui était autrefois produite par les esclaves, de l'Antiquité jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Au point où le pétrole est devenu la source…
Empire of the Beetle
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|July 22, 2011

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"A compelling look at what may be the single biggest impact of climate change, and a harbinger of life to come on a warming planet." -- Jim Robbins, The New York Times Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of pine beetle (also known as the bark beetle) outbreaks…
Tar Sands [Revised and Updated]
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|August 1, 2010

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The book that put the tar sands -- and their devastating environmental impact -- on the map, for better or worse. Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands is a critical expose of the world's largest energy project -- the Alberta oil sands -- that has made Canada one of the…
Energy of Slaves, The
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|August 17, 2012

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"A startling critique that should rouse us from our pipe dream of endless plenty." -- Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Ancient civilizations routinely…
Tar Sands [Revised and Updated]: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

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The book that put the tar sands -- and their devastating environmental impact -- on the map, for better or worse. Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands is a critical expose of the world's largest energy project -- the Alberta oil sands -- that has made Canada one of the…