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The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude
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|April 4, 2014

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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…
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…
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: Le pétrole et la nouvelle servitude

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S’ il a jadis fallu l’énergie des esclaves pour labourer la terre, vêtir les empereurs et construire les villes, celle-ci a été remplacée par les énergies fossiles et le moteur à combustion. Les succès du mouvement abolitionniste au XIXe siècle sont d’ailleurs en…
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…